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What is the medical term for circulatory failure associated with inadequate delivery of...

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abarsell | Student, Undergraduate

Posted November 30, 2012 at 11:43 PM via web

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What is the medical term for circulatory failure associated with inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to body tissue?

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chickflik999 | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Assistant Educator

Posted December 4, 2012 at 2:53 AM (Answer #1)

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The term for "circulatory failure associated with inadequate delivery of oxygen and nutrients to body tissue" is shock.  Shock means that the tissues and organs in the body are not receiving enough blood. As blood contains oxygen and nutrients, when shock occurs, the body tissues are deprived of oxygen and nutrients. Shock can be classified as cardiogenic shock, hypovolemic shock, and septic shock. Cardiogenic shock is caused by a heart problem, such as a heart attack, that prevents blood from pumping normally - this means that the tissues do not receive adequate blood flow. Hypovolemic shock is when there is not enough blood in the body. As a result, there is not enough blood to deliver nutrients and oxygen adequately to body tissues. Septic shock is caused by a untreated bacterial infection. When the bacteria enters the blood stream, it can affect the delivery of blood to body tissues.

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abaigael | Middle School Teacher

Posted December 2, 2012 at 10:15 PM (Answer #2)

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I believe the condition you are looking for is ischemia.

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