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