anti-shock

adjective an·ti-shock \ ˌan-tē-ˈshäk , ˌan-tī- \
variants: or antishock

Definition of anti-shock

1 : designed to be resistant to or to offer protection against shock
  • tires with anti-shock devices
  • a waterproof anti-shock camera case
2 medical : counteracting the effects of bodily shock; specifically : used to treat hypovolemic shock (such as that resulting from hemorrhage) especially by improving blood flow and pressure in the upper body
  • anti-shock pants help prevent or control hypovolemic shock and stabilize blood pressure drop caused by injury and ruptured aneurysm.
  • Health Care

First Known Use of anti-shock

1883


Medical Dictionary

antishock

adjective an·ti·shock \ -ˈshäk \
variants: or anti-shock

medical Definition of antishock

: counteracting the effects of bodily shock
  • antishock measures
; specifically : used to treat hypovolemic shock (as that resulting from hemorrhage) especially by improving blood flow and pressure in the upper body
  • If, when the antishock garment is inflated, the patient's condition improves hemodynamically and clinically, the garment should remain inflated until adequate volume is infused, at which time it is gradually deflated.
  • The Journal of the American Medical Association1 Aug. 1980

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