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Meaning of hypovolemic shock

hy'po•vo•le'mic shock'

Pronunciation: (hī'pō-vu-lē'mik, hī"-), [key]
  1. a type of shock caused by reduced blood volume, as from massive bleeding or dehydration. Cf. cardiogenic shock, anaphylactic shock.
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