hypotension

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(hī″pō-ten′shŏn )

[hypo- + tension]

1. A deficiency in tone or tension.
2. A decrease of the systolic and diastolic blood pressure to below normal. This occurs, for example, in shock, hemorrhage, dehydration, sepsis, Addison's disease, and in many other diseases and conditions.
SEE: blood pressure, chronic low

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