Definition of hypotensive in US English:



  • 1Lowering the blood pressure.

    ‘hypotensive drugs’
    • ‘He was treated with hypotensive drugs and anticoagulants and had no neurological sequelae.’
    • ‘The main secondary outcomes were recorded treatment with hypotensive agents, lipid lowering drugs, and antiplatelet drugs.’
    • ‘The hypotensive effects of garlic appear to be marginal.’
    • ‘These inhibitors can potentiate the hypotensive effects of nitrates and alpha blockers.’
    • ‘Intravascular volume depletion can also potentiate the hypotensive effect of beta blockade.’
    1. 1.1 Relating to or suffering from abnormally low blood pressure.
      • ‘Despite administration of multiple boluses of fluid, he remained hypotensive and anuric.’
      • ‘The patient's final admission occurred 2 months later, when she became hypotensive during hemodialysis.’
      • ‘For a brief period she became hypotensive but fever resolved, her dermatitis improved and she made a good recovery.’
      • ‘Within 12 hours he was hypotensive, oliguric, tachypnoeic, increasingly drowsy, and confused.’
      • ‘Forty hypotensive subjects and 40 normotensive controls participated in this study.’