hypovolemic shock

hypovolemic shock

[hahy-poh-vuh-lee-mik, hahy-]
noun
a type of shock caused by reduced blood volume, as from massive bleeding or dehydration.


Origin:
1960–65; hypo- + vol(ume) + -em(ia) + -ic

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hypovolemic shock n.
Shock caused by a reduction in the volume of blood, as from hemorrhage.

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