hypotensive
I. adjective Date: 1904 1. characterized by or due to hypotension 2. causing low blood pressure or a lowering of blood pressure <
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II. noun Date: 1941 a person with hypotension

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  • hypotensive — Characterized by low blood pressure or causing reduction in blood pressure. * * * hy·po·ten·sive .hī pō ten(t) siv adj 1) characterized by or due to hypotension <hypotensive shock> 2) causing low blood pressure or a lowering of blood… …   Medical dictionary

  • hypotensive — /huy poh ten siv/, adj. 1. characterized by or causing low blood pressure, as shock. n. 2. a hypotensive person or agent. [1900 05; HYPOTENS(ION) + IVE] * * * …   Universalium

  • hypotensive — ● hypotensif, hypotensive adjectif Qui se rapporte à ou est provoqué par l hypotension …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hypotensive — hy•po•ten•sive [[t]ˌhaɪ poʊˈtɛn sɪv[/t]] adj. 1) pat characterized by or causing low blood pressure, as shock 2) a hypotensive person or agent • Etymology: 1900–05; hypotens (ion) + ive …   From formal English to slang

  • hypotensive — hypotension ► NOUN ▪ abnormally low blood pressure. DERIVATIVES hypotensive adjective …   English terms dictionary

  • hypotensive — adjective of or pertaining to hypotension …   Wiktionary

  • hypotensive — adj. of or pertaining to low blood pressure, causing low blood pressure (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hypotensive — hy·po·tensive …   English syllables

  • hypotensive — I noun a person who has abnormally low blood pressure • Hypernyms: ↑patient II adjective having abnormally low blood pressure • Ant: ↑normotensive, ↑hypertensive …   Useful english dictionary

  • hypotensive anesthesia — anesthesia accompanied by deliberate lowering of blood pressure to reduce blood loss and improve usability of the surgical field …   Medical dictionary

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