anti-shock

adjective

an·​ti-shock
ˌan-tē-ˈshäk,
ˌan-tī- How to pronounce anti-shock (audio)
variants or antishock
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

Word History

First Known Use

1883, in the meaning defined at sense 2

Time Traveler
The first known use of anti-shock was in 1883

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Cite this Entry

“Anti-shock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/anti-shock. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

anti-shock

adjective
an·​ti-shock
variants or antishock
: counteracting the effects of bodily shock
anti-shock 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
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