acute compression triad


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triad

 [tri´ad]
1. an element with a valence of three.
2. a group of three similar bodies, or a complex composed of three items or units.
acute compression triad Beck's triad.
Andersen's triad Andersen's syndrome.
Beck's triad rising venous pressure, falling arterial pressure, and small quiet heart; characteristic of cardiac compression; called also acute compression triad.
Cushing's triad decreased pulse, increased blood pressure, and a widening pulse pressure associated with increased intracranial pressure; it is a late clinical sign and may indicate brainstem herniation.
Hutchinson's triad diffuse interstitial keratitis, labyrinthine disease, and Hutchinson's teeth, seen in congenital syphilis.
Saint's triad hiatus hernia, colonic diverticula, and cholelithiasis.
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a·cute com·pres·sion tri·ad

the rising venous pressure, falling arterial pressure, and decreased heart sounds of pericardial tamponade.
Synonym(s): Beck triad
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a·cute com·pres·sion tri·ad

(ă-kyūt' kŏm-presh'ŭn trī'ad)
The rising venous pressure, falling arterial pressure, and decreased heart sounds of pericardial tamponade.
Synonym(s): Beck triad.
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Beck,

Claude Schaeffer, U.S. surgeon, 1894-1971.
Beck triad - the rising venous pressure, falling arterial pressure, and decreased heart sounds of pericardial tamponade. Synonym(s): acute compression triad
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