Secondary shock is often associated with heat stroke, crushing injuries, heart attack (myocardial infarction), poisoning, fulminating infections, burns, and other life-threatening conditions. The pathologic characteristics of this state reflect changes in the capillaries, which become dilated and engorged with blood. This may develop over time and is characterized by weakness, restlessness, low body temperature, low blood pressure, cold sweat, reduced urinary output and progressive decrease in blood pressure that may lead to death unless appropriate treatment is provided.
- Shock, septic
Shock caused by infection. See also septicemia.
- Shock, shell
Known medically as allergy desensitization or allergy immunotherapy, the injections are designed to stimulate the immune system with gradually increasing doses of the substances to which a person is allergic, the aim being to modify or stop the allergy “war” (by reducing the strength of the IgE and its effect on the mast cells). This […]
- Shock, spinal
Shock caused by injury to the spinal cord. Symptoms include numbness, tingling, loss of feeling sensation, dizziness, and loss of consciousness.
The fluid that is released through the penis during orgasm. Semen is made up of fluid and sperm. The fluid comes from the prostate, seminal vesicles, and other sex glands. The sperm are manufactured in the testicles. The seminal fluid helps transport the sperm during orgasm. Seminal fluid contains sugar as an energy source for […]
Scanning electron microscope.