declamping phenomenon

[ dē-klămpĭng ]

n.

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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