[awr-thoh-sis] /ɔrˈθoʊ sɪs/
noun, plural orthoses
[awr-thoh-seez] /ɔrˈθoʊ siz/ (Show IPA)
Medicine/Medical. the correction of orthopedic maladjustments.
noun (pl) -ses (-siːz)
an artificial or mechanical aid, such as a brace, to support or assist movement of a weak or injured part of the body
orthosis or·tho·sis (ôr-thō’sĭs)
n. pl. or·tho·ses (-sēz)
An external orthopedic appliance that prevents or assists the movement of the spine or limbs.
[awr-thuh-stat] /ˈɔr θəˌstæt/ noun 1. (in a classical temple) any of a number of large stone slabs revetting the lower part of the cella.
[awr-thos-tuh-teez] /ɔrˈθɒs təˌtiz/ noun, plural orthostatai [awr-thos-tuh-tahy] /ɔrˈθɒs təˌtaɪ/ (Show IPA) 1. .
[awr-thuh-stat-ik] /ˌɔr θəˈstæt ɪk/ adjective 1. relating to or caused by erect posture. orthostatic or·tho·stat·ic (ôr’thə-stāt’ĭk) adj. Relating to or caused by standing upright, as hypertension.
noun 1. Medicine/Medical. a fall in blood pressure associated with an upright position, usually occurring as a result of standing still for a long time or rising from a prolonged stay in bed and often causing faintness, dizziness, and vision disturbances. noun low blood pressure occurring upon standing up or when standing, often accompanied by […]