POTS


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Postural Orthostatic Tachycardia Syndrome, Postural Tachycardia Syndrome. A form of dysautonomia characterised by orthostatic intolerance and defined by tachycardia when assuming a standing or upright position and a marked decreased in cerebral blood flow and pressure, resulting in fatigue, lightheadedness, syncope, visual defects and disorientation, as well as systemic hypoperfusion, resulting in Raynaud phenomenon, chest pain dyspnea, asthenia and general malaise. Because the symptoms overlap those of generalised anxiety disorder, POTS may be diagnosed as such
Management Increase liquid intake, decrease alcohol, exercise regularly

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POTS

Inability to tolerate a standing position as a result of a sudden increase in heart rate when rising from a seated or recumbent position. It is thought to be one of the dysautonomic syndromes.
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I had no notion of a kiln, such as the potters burn in, or of glazing them with lead, though I had some lead to do it with; but I placed three large pipkins and two or three pots in a pile, one upon another, and placed my firewood all round it, with a great heap of embers under them.
The brown pot could never be of use to him any more, but he stuck the bits together and propped the ruin in its old place for a memorial.
They are very like me," said Mowgli, blowing into the pot as he had seen the woman do.
The kind Mouse agreed, but the Cat slunk under the town wall to the church, and ate up half of the pot of fat.
It was with the utmost difficulty they could be extricated from the clutches of the publicans and the embraces of their pot companions, who followed them to the water's edge with many a hug, a kiss on each cheek, and a maudlin benediction in Canadian French.
During the cat's absence the mouse cleaned the house, and put it in order, but the greedy cat entirely emptied the pot of fat.
Monty struggled to his feet and came meekly towards where the pot stood simmering upon the ground.
Eleven thousand dollars were already in the pot, and the markers were heaped in a confused pile in the centre of the table.
But the pot was beyond arm's length and beside Henry.
Once upon a time an old man found the pot of gold at the rainbow's end.
And I made him my pal and comrade, and found him a veritable honey pot of sweetnesses and goodnesses.
Little bells were hung all round it; and when the pot was boiling, these bells tinkled in the most charming manner, and played the old melody,