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hypotension

Pathol abnormally low blood pressure
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hypotension

[¦hī·pō′ten·chən]
(medicine)
Abnormally low blood pressure, commonly considered to be levels below 100 diastolic and 40 systolic.
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Third, patients with low blood pressure may have concomitant pathology that produces higher mortality.
In a cross-sectional study such as this, it is not possible to determine definitely whether the adverse prognosis which is known to be associated with low blood pressure results simply because hypotension is a marker of established disease.