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pneumatic antishock garment

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

Definition: 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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