What Is Hypotension? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment


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What is hypotension the medical term for?

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1. What is hypotension as a result of standing up too quickly called?

2. What is hypotension that occurs after standing for a long period of time called?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The worksheet and quiz will measure your understanding of hypotension. In order to pass the quiz, you should know about the top number of a blood pressure reading and symptoms of hypotension.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Utilize the worksheet and quiz to test yourself on:

  • The top number of a blood pressure reading
  • Type of hypotension that occurs when a person stands up too fast
  • Symptoms of hypotension
  • Type of hypotension that occurs when standing for a long time
  • Another name for hypotension

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on hypotension
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the type of hypotension that occurs when a person stands up too fast
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer a question about another name for hypotension

Additional Learning

To understand material related to hypotension, review the related lesson titled What is Hypotension? - Definition, Causes, Symptoms & Treatment. The lesson contains the following objectives:

  • Identify what hypotension is
  • Learn about what the top and bottom numbers of a blood pressure reading are and normal ranges of those numbers
  • Review the causes of hypotension
  • Recall the associated symptoms people experience with hypotension
  • Understand the available treatment options