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Brady Cpt 10

Brady 10th Terms

The force or resistance against which the heart pumps. afterload
An extreme, life-threatening systemic allergic reaction that may include shock and respiratory failure. anaphylaxis (anaphylactic shock)
A swelling or enlargement of part of a blood vessel, resulting from weakening of the vessel wall. aneurysm
The part of the nervous system that regulates involuntary functions, such as heart rate, blood pressure, digestion, and sweating. autonomic nervous system
A state in which not enough oxygen is delivered to the tissues of the body, caused by low output of blood from the heart. It can be a severe complication of a large acute myocardial infarction, as well as other conditions. cardiogenic shock
The early stage of shock, in which the body can still compensate for blood loss. compensated shock
A bluish gray skin color that is caused by a reduced level of oxygen in the blood. cyanosis
The late stage of shock when blood pressure is falling. decompensated shock
Loss of water from the tissues of the body. dehydration
A condition that occurs when there is widespread dilation of the small arterioles, small venules, or both. distributive shock
The presence of abnormally large amounts of fluid between cells in body tissues, causing swelling of the affected area. edema
A balance of all systems of the body. homeostasis
A condition in which the internal body temperature falls below 95°F (35°C), usually as a result of prolonged exposure to cool or freezing temperatures. hypothermia
A condition in which low blood volume, due to massive internal or external bleeding or extensive loss of body water, results in inadequate perfusion. hypovolemic shock
The final stage of shock, resulting in death. irreversible shock
The ability of the heart muscle to contract. myocardial contractility
Circulatory failure caused by paralysis of the nerves that control the size of the blood vessels, leading to widespread dilation; seen in patients with spinal cord injuries. neurogenic shock
Shock that occurs when there is a block to blood flow in the heart or great vessels, causing an insufficient blood supply to the body's tissues. obstructive shock
Circulation of blood within an organ or tissue in adequate amounts to meet current needs of the cells. perfusion
The precontraction pressure in the heart as the volume of blood builds up. preload
Shock caused by a sudden, temporary reduction in blood supply to the brain that causes fainting (syncope). psychogenic shock
Developing a sensitivity to a substance that initially caused no allergic reaction. sensitization
Shock caused by severe infection, usually a bacterial infection. septic shock
A condition in which the circulatory system fails to provide sufficient circulation to enable every body part to perform its function; also called hypoperfusion. shock
Muscles arranged in circles that are able to decrease the diameter of tubes. Examples are found within the rectum, bladder, and blood vessels. sphincters
A fainting spell or transient loss of consciousness, often caused by an interruption of blood flow to the brain. syncope
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