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Medical Dictionary Definitions A - Z - «S»:

  1. Shock, anaphylactic Shock, anaphylactic
    Shock, anaphylactic: A life-threatening allergic reaction characterized by a swelling of body tissues including the throat, difficulty in breathing, and a sudden fall in blood pressure....
  2. Shock, cardiogenic Shock, cardiogenic
    Shock, cardiogenic: Shock caused by heart failure. The heart fails to pump blood effectively. For example, a heart attack (a myocardial infarction) can cause an abnormal ineffectual heart beat (an arrhythmia) with very slow, rapid, or irregular contractions of the heart, impairing the heart's abilit...
  3. Shock, hypovolemic Shock, hypovolemic
    Shock, hypovolemic: Shock due to a decrease in blood volume. This is the #1 cause of shock. It can be due to loss of blood from bleeding, loss of blood plasma through severe burns, and dehydration. The treatment, first and foremost, is prompt intravenous administration of fluid. ...
  4. Shock, primary Shock, primary
    Shock, primary: Sudden loss of blood pressure resulting in shock due to pain, fear, and other reactions experienced immediately after a severe injury....
  5. Shock, psychologic Shock, psychologic
    Shock, psychologic: Trauma due to psychological events, as in "shell shock" (now known as post-traumatic stress disorder)....
  6. Shock, secondary Shock, secondary
    Shock, secondary: Shock that occurs as a side effect of another problem, such as a crushing injury or heart attack. ...
  7. Shock, septic Shock, septic
    Shock, septic: Shock caused by infection. See also septicemia....
  8. Shock, shell Shock, shell
    Shock, shell: The World War I name for what is known today as post-traumatic stress, this is a psychological disorder that develops in some individuals who have had major traumatic experiences (and, for example, have been in a serious accident or through a war). The person is typically numb at first...
  9. Shock, spinal Shock, spinal
    Shock, spinal: Shock caused by injury to the spinal cord....
  10. Shock, toxic Shock, toxic
    Shock, toxic: See Syndrome, toxic shock. ...
  11. Shock, vasogenic Shock, vasogenic
    Shock, vasogenic: Shock caused by widening of the blood vessels, usually from medication....
  12. Shopaholic Shopaholic
    Shopaholic: Someone obsessed with shopping. A compulsive shopper. From shop + -aholic, alteration of -oholic (as in alcoholic) See Compulsive shopping....
  13. Short arm of a chromosome Short arm of a chromosome
    Short arm of a chromosome: The short arm of a human chromosome is symbolized by convention as "p". The "p" comes from the French "petit" meaning small. All human chromosomes have 2 arms, the p (short) arm and the q (long) arm. They are separated from each other only by a primary constriction, ...
  14. Short bowel syndrome Short bowel syndrome
    Short bowel syndrome: A condition due to loss of half or more of their small intestine removed because of surgical removal or disease of the small intestine. Common reasons for removing part of the small intestine include surgery for Crohn's disease; necrotizing enterocolitis, an infectious inflamma...
  15. Short hairpin RNA Short hairpin RNA
    Short hairpin RNA: See: shRNA....