neurogenic shock


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Related to neurogenic shock: anaphylactic shock, Spinal shock

neurogenic shock

[¦nu̇r·ō¦jen·ik ′shäk]
(medicine)
Shock caused by vasodilation leading to low blood pressure and serious reduction in venous return and in cardiac output; due to such causes as injury to the central nervous system, spinal anesthesia, or reflex.
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Among the enrolled patients, the diagnoses were as follows: 442 as septic shock (40.4%); 428 as hemorrhagic and traumatic shock (39.1%); 168 as cardiogenic shock (15.3%); 28 as neurogenic shock (2.6%); 15 as anaphylactic shock (1.4%); and 14 as burn shock (1.3%).
Spinal shock and neurogenic shock can occur from a spinal injury.
The incidence of neurogenic shock after spinal cord injury in patients admitted to a high-volume level I trauma center.