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what is neurogenic shock

-hypo-perfusion (volume is adequate, hypo-perfusion from excessive dilation)

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what causes neurogenic shock

loss of sympathetic control of vessels (sympathetic area of brain damaged/impacted)

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etiology (causes) of neurogenic shock

-CNS trauma
-Hypoxia -- not ATP
-hypoglycemia-- no glucose cannot function
-generalized anesthetic

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patho of neurogenic shock

-vasomotor center defect causing sympathetic ouput impaired causing loss of vessel tone which causes vasodilation causing hypoperfusion

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Mnfts of nuerogenic shock

-hypotension
-bradycardia (sympathetic output impaired, sympathetic control of HR & affected, will drop)
-dry & warm skin (block in sympathetic output blocks sympathetic nervous system from causing perspiration)

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treatment of neurogenic shock

-RESTORE SYMPATHETIC NERVOUS SYSTEM CONTROL
for treatment before that:
- positive inotrope to increase contraction of heart (increase cardiac output causing more perfusion)
-administer IV fluids to increase blood volume
-administer ADH to increase blood volume, ADH reabsorbs water