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Descriptor English:   Compartment Syndromes 
Descriptor Spanish:   Síndromes Compartimentales 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Síndromes Compartimentais 
Synonyms English:   Compartment Syndrome
Syndrome, Compartment
Syndromes, Compartment  
Tree Number:   C05.651.180
C14.907.303
Definition English:   Conditions in which increased pressure within a limited space compromises the BLOOD CIRCULATION and function of tissue within that space. Some of the causes of increased pressure are TRAUMA, tight dressings, HEMORRHAGE, and exercise. Sequelae include nerve compression (NERVE COMPRESSION SYNDROMES); PARALYSIS; and ISCHEMIC CONTRACTURE. 
See Related English:   Crush Injuries
Nerve Compression Syndromes
 
History Note English:   1981 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   3192 
Unique Identifier:   D003161 

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