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The occurrence of shock or hypotension following the abrupt release of clamps from a large portion of the vascular bed, such as the aorta, that is believed to be caused by transient pooling of blood in a previously ischemic area.declamping shock
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- diffraction grating,
- diffraction halo,
- diffraction pattern,
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