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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