Hypothermia



[hahy-puh-thur-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pəˈθɜr mi ə/

noun
1.
Pathology. subnormal body temperature.
2.
Medicine/Medical. the artificial reduction of body temperature to slow metabolic processes, as for facilitating heart surgery.
/ˌhaɪpəʊˈθɜːmɪə/
noun
1.
(pathol) an abnormally low body temperature, as induced in the elderly by exposure to cold weather
2.
(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
n.

1877, Modern Latin, from hypo- “under” (see hypo-) + Greek therme “heat” (see thermal).

hypothermia hy·po·ther·mi·a (hī’pə-thûr’mē-ə)
n.
Abnormally low body temperature.
hy’po·ther’mic (-mĭk) adj.
hypothermia
(hī’pə-thûr’mē-ə)
An abnormally low body temperature, often caused by prolonged exposure to cold. Compare hyperthermia.

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