Definition of orthostatic in English:


Line breaks: ortho|stat¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌɔːθə(ʊ)ˈstatɪk


1 Medicine Relating to or caused by an upright posture.
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  • On admission, the patient appeared cachectic and had orthostatic hypotension and tachycardia.
  • Possible side effects include hypovolemia, orthostatic hypotension, and urinary loss of potassium and magnesium.
  • Many of the neurogenic etiologies of orthostatic hypotension are difficult to diagnose and treat, and neurologic consultation may be necessary.
2 Archaeology (Of a stone) set on end.
2.1(Of a structure) built of upright stones.

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