anti-shock

adjective
an·​ti-shock | \ ˌan-tē-ˈshäk, ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-shock (audio) \
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, in the meaning defined at sense 2

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“Anti-shock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-shock. Accessed 24 Sep. 2021.

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antishock

adjective
an·​ti·​shock | \ -ˈshäk How to pronounce antishock (audio) \
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 Association, 1 Aug. 1980

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