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Definition of Shock, vasogenic

Shock, vasogenic: Shock caused by widening of the blood vessels, usually from medication. Symptoms include dizziness and loss of consciousness. Treatment includes lying supine, discontinuing the offending medication (if present), and fluid administration.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
http://www.medicinenet.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=11227
Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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