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Mrs. Johnson is brought to the emergency room after being involved in an auto accident. She is hemorrhaging and has a rapid, thready pulse, but her blood pressure is still within normal limits. Describe the compensatory mechanisms that act to maintain her blood pressure in the face of blood loss.

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Compensatory mechanisms in Hemorrhage

-Immediate & delayed compensatory reactions occur to protect the body against the dangers of hemorrhage.

  • they try to correct the disturbances resulting from blood loss.

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