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hypothermia

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noun hy·po·ther·mia \-ˈthər-mē-ə\

Simple Definition of hypothermia

  • medical : a condition in which the temperature of your body is very low

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hypothermia

  1. :  subnormal temperature of the body

hypothermic

play \-mik\ adjective

Examples of hypothermia in a sentence

  1. She fell into the cold water and nearly died from hypothermia.



Did You Know?

Hypothermia, which usually results from submersion in icy water or prolonged exposure to cold, may constitute a grave medical emergency. It begins to be a concern when body temperature dips below 95°F, and the pulse, breathing, and blood pressure start to decline. Below 90°, the point at which the normal reaction of shivering ceases, emergency treatment is called for.

Origin and Etymology of hypothermia

New Latin


First Known Use: circa 1886


Medical Dictionary

hypothermia

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noun hy·po·ther·mia \-ˈthər-mē-ə\

Medical Definition of hypothermia

  1. :  subnormal temperature of the body <hypothermia, defined as temperature under 36.6°C—Emergency Medicine>

hypothermic

\-mik\play adjective



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