orthostatic

Relating to an erect posture or position.

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or·tho·stat·ic .ȯr-thə-'stat-ik adj of, relating to, or caused by erect posture <\orthostatic hypotension>

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adj.
relating to the upright position of the body: used when describing this posture or a condition caused by it. Orthostatic hypotension, for example, is low blood pressure found in some patients when they stand upright.

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or·tho·stat·ic (or″tho-statґik) [ortho- + -static] pertaining to or caused by standing erect.

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  • orthostatic — [ôr΄thōstat′ik] adj. [ ORTHO + STATIC] of or caused by an upright position [orthostatic hypotension] …   English World dictionary

  • orthostatic — adjective Date: 1902 of, relating to, or caused by an upright posture < orthostatic hypotension > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • orthostatic — adjective pertaining to an upright standing posture orthostatic hypotension • Similar to: ↑erect, ↑vertical, ↑upright …   Useful english dictionary

  • orthostatic — /awr theuh stat ik/, adj. relating to or caused by erect posture. [1900 05; ORTHO + STATIC] * * * …   Universalium

  • orthostatic — adjective a) Of, or relating to upright posture. b) Of, or relating to an orthostat …   Wiktionary

  • orthostatic — adjective Medicine relating to or caused by an upright posture …   English new terms dictionary

  • orthostatic — or·tho·stat·ic …   English syllables

  • orthostatic — adj. relating to the upright position of the body: used when describing this posture or a condition caused by it. See: hypotension …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • orthostatic — or•tho•stat•ic [[t]ˌɔr θəˈstæt ɪk[/t]] adj. med caused by standing upright • Etymology: 1900–05 …   From formal English to slang

  • orthostatic —   a. pertaining to erect or standing position.    ♦ orthotic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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