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Hypotension, Orthostatic MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Hypotension, Orthostatic
Tree Number(s)
C10.177.575.600.450
C14.907.514.482
Unique ID
D007024
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007024
Scope Note
A significant drop in BLOOD PRESSURE after assuming a standing position. Orthostatic hypotension is a finding, and defined as a 20-mm Hg decrease in systolic pressure or a 10-mm Hg decrease in diastolic pressure 3 minutes after the person has risen from supine to standing. Symptoms generally include DIZZINESS, blurred vision, and SYNCOPE.
Entry Term(s)
Hypotension, Postural
Orthostatic Hypotension
NLM Classification #
WG 350
See Also
Posture
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2010/06/25
Hypotension, Orthostatic Preferred
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