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How does neurogenic shock affect the body?

Neurogenic shock results from a significant drop in blood pressure that usually follows a serious injury to the nervous system. This occurs when the vessels carrying blood enlarge, which causes the blood to stop moving rather than pushing through the vessels. Shock can lead to multiple body systems failing, as organs and tissues become damaged from a lack of blood and oxygen.

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