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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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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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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