Accession Number : AD0711015
Title : THE 'ADRENERGIC THEORY' OF SHOCK REVISITED.
Descriptive Note : Technical rept.,
Corporate Author : OKLAHOMA UNIV MEDICAL CENTER OKLAHOMA CITY
Personal Author(s) : Jacobson,Eugene D. ; Brobmann,Guenther F.
Report Date : 24 JUL 1970
Pagination or Media Count : 10
Abstract : The purpose of the paper is to challenge the adequacy of current dogma concerning the pathophysiology of profound shock. It is emphasized that little is known of what actually transpires in severe shock states, and the time has come to recognize the inadequacies of presently accepted theories. There are many evidences which fail to support the adrenergic theory of shock, and these are discussed. In conclusion, it is pointed out that if one is to avoid being the victim of his own myths, he must reject inapplicable pathophysiological theories and ineffective therapy, and search for more valid concepts and more effective drugs. (Author)
Descriptors : (*SHOCK(PATHOLOGY), PATHOLOGY), (*AUTONOMIC NERVOUS SYSTEM, SHOCK(PATHOLOGY)), PHYSIOLOGY, SHOCK THERAPY, CARDIOVASCULAR SYSTEM, BLOOD PRESSURE, BLOOD CIRCULATION, HYPOTENSION, NERVOUS SYSTEM, BLOOD VESSELS
Subject Categories : Anatomy and Physiology
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE