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Medical Term:

pneumatic antishock garment

Pronunciation: nu-mat'ik an'te-shok gar'ment


An inflatable suit used to apply pressure to the peripheral circulation, thus reducing blood flow and fluid exudation into tissues to maintain central blood flow in the presence of shock.

Synonym(s): military antishock trousers

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