Definition of hypothermia
: subnormal temperature of the body
hypothermicplay \-mik\ adjective
Examples of hypothermia in a sentence
She fell into the cold water and nearly died from hypothermia.
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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
First Known Use: circa 1886
HYPOTHERMIA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of hypothermia for English Language Learners
medical : a condition in which the temperature of your body is very low
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