obstructive shock

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Related to obstructive shock: distributive shock, cardiogenic shock, septic shock

obstructive shock

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.

obstructive colic
see equine colic.
obstructive constipation
constipation of sufficient severity as to obstruct the rectum.
obstructive pulmonary disease
see chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
obstructive shock
circulatory failure caused by physical obstruction, e.g. cardiac tamponade or pulmonary embolism.
obstructive urolithiasis
see ureteral, urethral obstruction.
obstructive uropathy
any obstructive disease of the urinary tract.
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