1. A patient in clinical shock (acute circulatory failure), due to a severe haemorrhage, usually…

1. A patient in clinical shock (acute circulatory failure), due to a severe haemorrhage, usually exhibits a. a reduced central venous pressure. b. a low mean arterial pressure, but normal pulse pressure. c. a pronounced tachycardia. d. an increased cardiac output. e. a rise in total peripheral resistance. 2. In response to a severe haemorrhage, a. baroreceptor activity declines. b. arterial chemoreceptor activity declines. c. venoatrial mechanoreceptor activity declines. d. the skin is pale, cold and venoconstricted. e. the haematocrit remains normal.