TITLE

orthostatic

PUB. DATE
January 2005
SOURCE
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p1536
SOURCE TYPE
Book
DOC. TYPE
Reference Entry
ABSTRACT
A definition of the term "orthostatic" is presented. It concerns or caused by an erect position. The term originated from the Greek words "orthos" which means straight and "statikos" which relates to causing to stand. The definition is from the "Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary," published by F.A. Davis Co.
ACCESSION #
21238691

 

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