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Medical Term:

hypotension

Pronunciation: hi'po-ten'shun

Definition:

  1. Subnormal arterial blood pressure.
  2. Reduced pressure or tension of any kind.

Synonym(s): hypopiesis

[hypo- + L. tensio, a stretching]

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