declamping phenomenon

[ dē-klămpĭng ]


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

Nearby words

  1. diffidently,
  2. diffluence,
  3. diffluent,
  4. difflugia,
  5. diffract,
  6. diffraction grating,
  7. diffraction halo,
  8. diffraction pattern,
  9. diffractive,
  10. diffractively

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