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standing test

 

Definition: a test for the effect of a hypotensive drug, carried out by the patient: after taking the drug, the patient stands perfectly still for 1 minute beginning with the time that the maximal action of the drug should be manifested; if the dose is adequate, the patient should experience a slight hypotensive reaction.

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