lethal triad


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lethal triad

The combination of acidosis, coagulopathy, and hypothermia in a critically ill patient. It is an indication of very severe illness and has a poor prognosis.
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The final component of the Lethal Triad, pathological anger, grows from the combination of isolation and projection.
The Lethal Triad produces a belief system that hardens to perceived persecution by law enforcement.
The components of the Lethal Triad - isolation, projection, and pathological anger - combine to turn members of these groups against outsiders.