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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In any case, at this point, the socially, emotionally, and cognitively isolated members have become fertile ground for the seeds of the other two components of the Lethal Triad, projection and pathological anger, to take root.
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.