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Related to endotoxin shock: Neurogenic shock, severe sepsis
shock induced by release of endotoxin from gram-negative bacteria, especially Escherichia coli.
Etymology: Gk, endon, within, toxikon, poison; Fr, choc
a septic shock in response to the release of endotoxins produced by gram-negative bacteria. The toxin is released on the death of the bacterial cell, especially Escherichia coli.