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From: "Sue Liszewski"
Date: 2004-01-28 22:23:47 UTC
Subject: RE: [ferrethealth] vasopressin for vasodilatory shock
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Haven't used it in ferrets but it is a thought provided you know that is
what is happening before you use it.

As far as anaphylactic shock it does include both those forms of shock. The
body just massively reacts to a stimuli and each thing shuts down along the
way unless the stimuli is removed or inactivated. It is one of the most
severe forms of shock and as such is a combiation. Hope this helps and
doesn't confuse you more. it has ben a while since I had to study the
physiology behind things.

Dr. Sue

>Subject: [ferrethealth] vasopressin for vasodilatory shock
>Date: Wed, 28 Jan 2004 03:32:21 +0000 (GMT)
>Has anyone run into veterinary use in ferrets of vasopressin for
>vasodilatory shock (such as can happen when the muscles around the
>arterioles don't contract properly so blood pressure drops with sepsis,
>with prolonged shock of other causes, etc.) in ferrets? In humans it can
>raise the blood pressure when Epi and some other things no longer work
>(apparently by allowing norepinephrine to open calcium channels in the
>surrounding muscle, reducing nitric oxide levels which at times can be
>raised too much by inflammation, etc.)
>There is a great little (5 page) article on it in the February Sci Am, and
>two articles are cited in "Circulation" ( Vol. 95, No. 5, pages 1122-1125;
>March 4 1997, and in "New Eng. J. of Medicine" Vol. 345, No. 8, Pages
>588-595; Auguest 23, 2001 with the primary authors being Donald W. Landry
>and Juan A. Oliver.
>BTW, how would one categorize anaphylactic shock? It seems to have
>components of both vasodilatory shock and hypovolemic (low blood volume)
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