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What is volemia?

volemia f (plural volemie) (pathology) blood volume

What does viremia stand for in medical terms? Viremia is a medical term for viruses present in the bloodstream. A virus is a tiny, microscopic organism made of genetic material inside a protein coating. Viruses depend on a living host, like a human or animal, for survival.

What does hypovolemia stand for in medical terms? (June 2009) Hypovolemia, also known as volume depletion or volume contraction, is a state of decreased intravascular volume. This may be due to either a loss of both salt and water or a decrease in blood volume. Hypovolemia refers to the loss of extracellular fluid and should not be confused with dehydration.

How does hypovolemia cause loss of color and warmth? This shunts blood away from the most distal parts of the body (which is usually the skin) and results in loss of color and less noticeable warmth (cool, pale skin). The heart rate increases to circulate available blood more quickly and to increase the blood pressure enough to offset the loss of volume (and pressure) in the vascular space.

Is there a cure or cure for hypovolemia? Any underlying cause of hypovolemia, such as injury, must also be treated to prevent ongoing fluid losses. In some circumstances, body fluid loss, such as that caused by vomiting and diarrhea, can be reversed with increased fluid consumption and hypovolemia averted.

Where does the word viremia come from in medical terms?

Where does the word viremia come from in medical terms? Viremia is a medical condition where viruses enter the bloodstream and hence have access to the rest of the body. It is similar to bacteremia, a condition where bacteria enter the bloodstream. The name comes from combining the word virus with the Greek word for blood.

How does the viremia virus affect the body? Viruses can be highly contagious and work by hiding from the immune system, taking over host cells and forcing them to produce more of the virus. Many cases of viremia are mild or harmless, but if the infection becomes severe or affects the vital organs, it may lead to organ failure or sepsis.

What’s the difference between active and secondary viremia? secondary viremia: spread of the virus to other organs that come into contact with the blood where the virus replicates and then enters the bloodstream once more. active viremia: viremia caused by the replication of viruses after they enter the blood.

What are the therapies for a viremia infection? Typical therapies for viral infections and viremia include: In severe cases, fluids may be given intravenously in a hospital. A few antiviral medications exist, but each medicine is usually only effective against a specific virus or family of viruses.