Definition of orthostatic in English:

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orthostatic

Pronunciation: /ˌôrTHəˈstadik/

adjective

Medicine
Relating to or caused by an upright posture.
Example sentences
  • 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.

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Syllabification: or·tho·stat·ic

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