Definition of orthostatic in English:

orthostatic

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

  • 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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