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Hypothermia

Hypothermia

(Science: physiology) a low body temperature, as that due to exposure in cold weather or a state of low temperature of the body induced as a means of decreasing metabolism of tissues and thereby the need for oxygen, as used in various surgical procedures, especially on the heart or in an excised organ being preserved for transplantation.

Origin: gr. Therm = heat subnormal body temperature.A condition as a result of lowered temperature in the internal Environment of an organism, which reduces the metabolic Rate to a dangerous level, which in turn produces less heat from the metabolic reactions.


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Thermal insulation by adipose tissue

... enzymes they have would not operate efficiently or they would not operate at all at lower temperatures. One of the major reasons people die from hypothermia is major organ failure. Fat is a good natural insulator, as is air. It is just one of their inherent properties. Adipose tissue is fatty ...

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by einfopedia
Wed Mar 28, 2012 7:20 am
 
Forum: Physiology
Topic: Thermal insulation by adipose tissue
Replies: 6
Views: 7806

The Heart

... it effect both PNS and SNS? And how does it effect it? Does it send a signal? My book says increased temperature increases heart rate. Wouldn't hypothermia (low temperature) increase your HR because your heart would be pumping more blood to warm itself up?

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by BioJunior
Sun Apr 24, 2011 1:55 am
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Heart
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Views: 9610

Re:

... ice bath treatment, the client's body temperature has to be monitored closely. We don't want someone that comes in with hyperthermia turns into hypothermia. :wink: Good luck.

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by calvin.ng.wh
Fri May 02, 2008 6:15 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: enzymes and fevers?
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Views: 5025

Only Two Islanders

Well at least everyones entertaining hypothermia so the kids can't get new text books every year that they'll never really read and half of them will fail the class. People are spoiled enough as it is. I can see money being raised for cancer ...

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by Jones
Wed Jan 30, 2008 4:53 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Only Two Islanders
Replies: 87
Views: 28462

Only Two Islanders

Oh. Well that's nice of them. Risk hypothermia and possible brain damage for the special olympics. Maybe they'll be in it some day. They couldn't just have a bake sale?

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by Jones
Thu Jan 17, 2008 4:21 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Only Two Islanders
Replies: 87
Views: 28462
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