shock trousers

shock trousers

a rarely used pneumatic garment designed to produce pressure on the lower part of the body, thereby preventing the pooling of blood in the legs and abdomen. They were also used in emergencies in the treatment of hemorrhagic shock. Shock trousers are contraindicated in patients with pulmonary edema, cardiogenic shock, increased intracranial pressure, or eviscerations.
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Shock trousers