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Definition of "hypotensive" [hypotensive]

  • Of or characterized by hypotension. (adjective)
  • Causing a reduction in blood pressure: a hypotensive drug. (adjective)
  • A person with or susceptible to hypotension. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "hypotensive" in a sentence
  • "If the patient is hypotensive and refractory to IV fluids, pressor agents should be used with extreme caution and the dose carefully titrated to response."
  • "But on that day, by the time she traveled the rest of the way upstairs, she was hypotensive and in need of pressors."
  • "Peak hypotensive effects are usually seen within 2-4 hours."