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