- Pathology. subnormal body temperature.
- Medicine/Medical. the artificial reduction of body temperature to slow metabolic processes, as for facilitating heart surgery.
Origin of hypothermia
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Examples from the Web for hypothermia
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In November 2002, a detainee who had been held partially nude and chained to the floor died, apparently from hypothermia.The Most Gruesome Moments in the CIA ‘Torture Report’
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Rahman was later found dead, with hypothermia the suspected cause.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon
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But I was oddly pleased when I heard that 500 people were treated for hypothermia after the flotilla.Amis on Harry: 'He's Ginge, He's Loud...'
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- pathol an abnormally low body temperature, as induced in the elderly by exposure to cold weather
- med the intentional reduction of normal body temperature, as by ice packs, to reduce the patient's metabolic rate: performed esp in heart and brain surgery
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Word Origin and History for hypothermia
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- Abnormally low body temperature.
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- An abnormally low body temperature, often caused by prolonged exposure to cold. Compare hyperthermia.
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