What POSTURAL ORTHOSTATIC TACHYARDIA SYNDROME (POTS) means: Postural Orthostatic Tachyardia Syndrome (POTS) - A disorder characterized by a pulse rate that is too fast when the patient stands. Symptoms include rapid heartbeat, lightheadedness with prolonged standing, headache, chronic fatigue, chest pain, and other nonspecific complaints. Causes of POTS usually are not identified in individual patients. Reversible causes such as low blood volume should be ruled out.
- Definition Primary Lateral Sclerosis:
- Dictionary Sclerosis - (PLS) is a rare neuromuscular disease characterized by progressive muscle weakness in the voluntary muscles. PLS belongs to a group of disorders known as motor neuron diseases. Motor postural orthostatic tachyardia syndrome (pots).
- Definition Pervasive Developmental Disorders:
- Dictionary Developmental Disorders - The diagnostic category of pervasive developmental disorders (PDD) refers to a group of disorders characterized by delays in the development of socialization and postural orthostatic tachyardia syndrome (pots).
- Definition Prion Diseases:
- Dictionary Transmissible spongiform encephalopathies (TSEs), also known as prion diseases, are a group of rare degenerative brain disorders characterized by tiny holes that give the brain a "spongy" postural orthostatic tachyardia syndrome (pots).
- Definition Pseudotumor Cerebri:
- Dictionary Pseudotumor cerebri literally means "false brain tumor." It is likely due to high pressure caused by the buildup or poor absorption of cerebrospinal fluid in the subarachnoid space postural orthostatic tachyardia syndrome (pots).