nonspecific physiologic derangement

nonspecific physiologic derangement

A complication of an underlying cause of death that is not defined as a terminal event or a nonspecific anatomic process.
 
Examples
Cardiac tamponade, coagulopathy, coma, CHF, dehydration, dysrhythmia, exsanguination, hepatic encephalopathy, hepatic failure, hypercalcaemia, hypotension, ketoacidosis, multi-organ failure, pneumothorax, portal hypertension, pulmonary insufficiency, renal failure, sepsis, septic shock, shock.
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