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a sympathetic response to hemorrhaging would do what to a compliance curve?

shift it to the left so that BP can be maintained at a lower volume


what is raynaud's disorder?

Brief episodes of vasospasm (narrowing of the blood vessel diameter)


in raynaud's disorder what commonly triggers the vasospasms?

cold temperature or emotional stress


what is the typical sequence of a reynaud's attack

digits first turn white (ischemia), blue (deoxygenation) then red (reprofusion). After it subsides, blood flow can return but can be with discomfort