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12.  Physico-biochemical aspects of shock - M. D. Kulkarni, G. B. Yadav, S. R. Samant and A. V. Khanvilkar
Vet World. 2009; 2(4): 161-162


Shock is a clinical condition characterized by decreased blood flow to vital organs due to imbalance between size of vascular bed and effective circulating blood volume and the inability of body tissues to metabolize nutrients normally. The decreased blood flow to vital organs like kidney, liver, spleen, brain etc. is caused by pulling and stagnation blood elsewhere in circulation. The defective blood flow to tissues implies incomplete oxygen supply to the cells, tissues and organs consequent effect being interference with metabolism. It is very essential to study physico-biochemical aspect of shock because after knowing the pathways involved in various physio - pathological processes, we can undertake effective treatment and there by shock can be satisfactorily treated and prevented. Following are the various physico-biochemical processes stated by various workers to study the shock.

Keywords: Shock, Blood, Vital organ, Physiological, Biochemical.