Shock

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Shock may refer to:

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In medicine, shock may refer to any of the following:

  • Shock (circulatory), circulatory medical emergency
  • Psychological shock, that is, acute stress reaction, a psychological state in response to terrifying events
  • Cold shock response, physiological response of organisms to sudden cold, especially cold water
  • Insulin shock, physiologic impairment from too much insulin
    • Diabetic hypoglycemia, when people with diabetes accidentally take too much insulin or not enough food
    • Insulin shock therapy, a primitive and obsolete form of psychiatric therapy that purposely induced such shock
  • Shell shock, the reaction of soldiers in World War I to the trauma of battle
  • Septic shock, a result of severe infection and sepsis
  • Spinal shock, loss of sensation and movement functions following a spinal cord injury
  • Shock, a medical journal
  • Anaphylactic shock
  • Electric shock, a sudden flow of electric current that can cause electrical injury or be therapeutic
    • Lightning strike injury
    • Defibrillation, that is, defibrillatory shock or countershock, an electric shock to restore heart rhythm
    • Electroconvulsive therapy, that is, shock therapy or electroshock therapy, a psychiatric treatment in which seizures are electrically induced in anesthetized patients for therapeutic effect
  • Osmotic shock, cell physiology dysfunction brought on by osmotic water shifts due to sudden solute concentration changes
  • Hydrostatic shock, a complex and poorly understood hydraulic effect from ballistic impact that quickly results in circulatory shock and psychological shock

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Agriculture[edit]

  • Stook or shock of grain, a number of sheaves of grain stacked upright in a field for drying

Arts and entertainment[edit]

  • Shock art, contemporary art that creates a shocking experience
  • Shock jock, a radio broadcaster who entertains in a way that may be offensive
  • Shock site, a website that is intended to be offensive or shocking to most viewers

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Military[edit]

  • Shock tactics, a close quarter battle tactic, usually done by specially trained shock troops
  • Shock troops, troops trained for shock tactics, usually heavy cavalry or infantry
  • Shock and awe, a plan to overwhelm an adversary's perception and destroy its will to fight

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