Category: Physiology

Stages of Shock

Stages of shock are charachterized as follows: An initial non-progressive stage A progressive stage An irreversible stage Stages of Shock Non Progressive Stage It involved the following compensatory mechanisms. Baroreceptor reflexes – Which results in sympathetic stimulation of the circulation Central nervous system ischemic response – Not activated significantly until the arterial pressure falls below 50…
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Vital Signs

Vital signs are physical signs that indicate an individual is alive and includes heartbeat, breathing rate, temperature, blood pressures and recently oxygen saturation. They are the measurement of the body’s most basic functions. These signs may be observed, measured, and monitored to assess an individual’s level of physical functioning. Normal vital signs change with age,…
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