Crossword clues for hypothermia
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
n. (context pathology English) abnormally low body temperature; specifically, below 35°C
n. subnormal body temperature [ant: hyperthermia]
Hypothermia is defined as a body core temperature below . Symptoms depend on the temperature. In mild hypothermia there is shivering and mental confusion. In moderate hypothermia shivering stops and confusion increases. In severe hypothermia there may be paradoxical undressing, in which a person removes his or her clothing, as well as an increased risk of the heart stopping.
Hypothermia has two main types of causes. It classically occurs from extreme exposure to cold. It may also occur from any condition that decreases heat production or increases heat loss. Commonly this includes alcohol intoxication but may also include low blood sugar, anorexia, and advanced age, among others. Body temperature is usually maintained near a constant level of through thermoregulation. Efforts to increase body temperature involve shivering, increased voluntary activity, and putting on warmer clothing. Hypothermia may be diagnosed based on either a person's symptoms in the presence of risk factors or by measuring a person's core temperature.
The treatment of mild hypothermia involves warm drinks, warm clothing and physical activity. In those with moderate hypothermia heating blankets and warmed intravenous fluids are recommended. People with moderate or severe hypothermia should be moved gently. In severe hypothermia extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) or cardiopulmonary bypass may be useful. In those without a pulse cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is indicated along with the above measures. Rewarming is typically continued until a person's temperature is greater than . If there is no improvement at this point or the blood potassium level is greater than 12 mmol/liter at any time resuscitation may be discontinued.
Hypothermia is the cause of at least 1500 deaths a year in the United States. It is more common in older people and males. One of the lowest documented body temperatures from which someone with accidental hypothermia has survived is in a near- drowning of a 7-year-old girl in Sweden. Survival after more than six hours of CPR has been described. In those in whom ECMO or bypass is used survival is around 50%. Deaths due to hypothermia have played an important role in many wars. Hyperthermia is the opposite of hypothermia, being an increased body temperature due to failed thermoregulation. The word is from the Greek ὑποθερμία.
Hypothermia is a 2010 American horror film written and directed by James Felix McKenney. It stars Michael Rooker, Blanche Baker, Greg Finley, Don Wood and Amy Chang.
Usage examples of "hypothermia".
Whatever the effects of hypothermia, she seemed to have gotten off lightly, she felt incredibly good.
My understanding of hypothermia is that drinking cold liquids while the body is exposed to severe cold can lower the body temperature.
After flirting with death from hypothermia Sunday night in that icebox of a cave, I told myself I could not take the chance of exposing myself to frozen rock unless I could start a fire or devise a method to insulate myself.
Once hypothermia develops, the heat deficit is shared by two body compartments, the shell and the core.
I felt a few signs of mild hypothermia on Sunday afternoon when I stopped to rest.
For mild hypothermia there are several simple external body-rewarming methods that I could use if I had some additional camping gear or if I could start a fire.
Wave has the tarps, the plane cover, fuel, and a lighter, he might have been able to treat his second-stage hypothermia and prevent his body temperature from further declining.
The hypothermia treatment in the hot springs has arrested the nasty constant shivers that accompanied me for the last five days.
With my body still suffering from hypothermia, I focus on slurping the hot soup, trying to warm my inners while fighting occasional urges to cry.
Mike Bryant remembered hypothermia, and the level of pain you felt as it came on.
His flulike symptoms from his bout with hypothermia were almost completely gone.
She knew that drowsiness was a companion of hypothermia, that dozing off would invite deeper unconsciousness and ultimately death.
But when the body was deprived of oxygenated blood for an extended period, even with the protection of hypothermia, huge pools of free radicals were created in excess of anything the body had to deal with normally.
The local hospital kept her overnight for observation, and I think they had to treat her for hypothermia, but she went home with us the next morning.
They rushed her to the hospital and treated her for hypothermia, but she was released the next morning.