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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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