Pathology. subnormal body temperature.
Medicine/Medical. the artificial reduction of body temperature to slow metabolic processes, as for facilitating heart surgery.
Related formshy·po·ther·mic, adjective
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Contemporary Examples of hypothermia
Last week, 18 people making the same trip died of hypothermia on the way.
In November 2002, a detainee who had been held partially nude and chained to the floor died, apparently from hypothermia.
Rahman was later found dead, with hypothermia the suspected cause.
The organizations annually update topics such as hyperthermia, hypothermia and hyponatremia.
But I was oddly pleased when I heard that 500 people were treated for hypothermia after the flotilla.
British Dictionary definitions for hypothermia
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
1877, Modern Latin, from hypo- "under" (see hypo-) + Greek therme "heat" (see thermal).
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Related formshy′po•ther′mic (-mĭk) adj.
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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