Pathophysiologic characteristics of hypovolemic shock.

  title={Pathophysiologic characteristics of hypovolemic shock.},
  author={Kristin E. Moore and Robert J Murtaugh},
  journal={The Veterinary clinics of North America. Small animal practice},
  volume={31 6},
          1115-28, v
In the late 1800s, while caring for a trauma victim, Warren characterized shock as "a momentary pause in the act of death." A great deal about shock has been discovered since this first description. Dorland's Medical Dictionary defines shock as a condition of profound hemodynamic and metabolic disturbance characterized by failure of the circulatory system to maintain adequate perfusion of vital organs. Shock is now being defined at the cellular level as the inadequate delivery of nutrients to… CONTINUE READING

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