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HYPOTENSION

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does hypotension mean? 

HYPOTENSION (noun)
  The noun HYPOTENSION has 1 sense:

1. abnormally low blood pressure

  Familiarity information: HYPOTENSION used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


HYPOTENSION (noun)


Sense 1hypotension [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormally low blood pressure

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Hypernyms ("hypotension" is a kind of...):

cardiovascular disease (a disease of the heart or blood vessels)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "hypotension"):

orthostatic hypotension; postural hypotension (low blood pressure occurring in some people when they stand up)

Antonym:

hypertension (a common disorder in which blood pressure remains abnormally high (a reading of 140/90 mm Hg or greater))


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