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Circulatory collapse caused by conditions that block the flow of blood into or out of the heart, such as cardiac tamponade, cardiac tumors, massive pulmonary embolism, or tension pneumothorax. Obstructive shock is characterized by very low cardiac output and increased systemic vascular resistance.
See also: shock
having the characteristic of obstruction.
see equine colic.
constipation of sufficient severity as to obstruct the rectum.
obstructive pulmonary disease
see chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
circulatory failure caused by physical obstruction, e.g. cardiac tamponade or pulmonary embolism.
any obstructive disease of the urinary tract.