Medical Dictionary

antishock

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

anti–shock

Medical Definition of antishock

  1. :  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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