Definitions

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  • n. A state of decreased blood volume.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a blood disorder consisting of a decrease in the volume of circulating blood

Etymologies

From hypo- + volume + New Latin -emia. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • High school student Piiko blogs [ja] about her illness (cerebrospinal fluid hypovolemia) and how she deals with symptoms such as chronic headache in her daily life.

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  • None of our special forces knife tactics, 1. sneak up 2. grab sentry from behind, hand going over sentry's mouth 3. plunge knife into sentry's carotid or kidney 4. try to hold sentry's arms down until he loses consciousness due to hypovolemia to keep him from giving a warning, firing off a round, etc., come close the simplicity and sureness of 1. whack sentry in skull or neck with a tomahawk 2.

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  • Acetaminophen should be used with caution in patients with the following conditions: hepatic impairment or active hepatic disease, alcoholism, chronic malnutrition, severe hypovolemia, or severe renal impairment.

  • Hypotension associated with shock can be the result of any of a number of factors, depending on the type of shock; these include biventricular dysfunction, intravascular hypovolemia, and the vascular effects of inflammatory responses.

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  • Medical Officer Dr. Daniel Weiss will present an abstract of the results of a pilot study to test the ability of Vicor's PD2i® nonlinear algorithm to detect acute hypovolemia at the AABB

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  • ADVERSE REACTIONS - Oral Use is associated with mild transient diarrhea, especially following high concentrations and volumes which may result in hypovolemia.

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  • Hextend (6% Hetastarch in Lactated Electrolyte Injection) is BioTime's commercially-available blood plasma volume expander used to treat hypovolemia (low blood volume).

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  • According to Ward, traditional vital signs such as blood pressure and heart rate are notoriously deceiving in attempting to determine the severity of hypovolemia until the patient becomes critically unstable.

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  • "Yet determining the severity of hypovolemia can be a challenge especially in an active battlefield or among mass casualties."

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  • (PhysOrg. com) -- Researchers from the VCU Reanimation Engineering Shock Center, VCURES, have developed a new technique for rapidly determining the severity of hypovolemia - the abnormal decrease in blood volume caused by trauma - based on a new approach of analyzing electrocardiogram signals.

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