- * * *- accidental h. unintentional decrease in body temperature, especially in the newborn, infants, and elderly, particularly during operations.- regional h. reduction of the temperature of an extremity or organ by external cold or perfusion with cold blood or solutions.- total body h. the deliberate reduction of total body temperature, in order to reduce tissue metabolism.
* * *hy·po·ther·mia -'thər-mē-ə n subnormal temperature of the body <\hypothermia, defined as temperature under 36.6°C (Emergency Medicine)>hy·po·ther·mic -mik adj
* * *n.1. accidental reduction of body temperature below the normal range in the absence of protective reflex actions, such as shivering. Often insidious in onset, it is particularly liable to occur in babies and the elderly if they are living in poorly heated homes and have inadequate clothing.2. deliberate lowering of body temperature for therapeutic purposes. This may be done during surgery, in order to reduce the patient's requirement for oxygen.
* * *hy·po·ther·mia (hi″po-thurґme-ə) [hypo- + therm- + -ia] 1. a reduction of core body temperature to 35°C or lower, usually due either to coldness of the environment or artificial inducement (see induced h.). 2. a state of low temperature induced in an excised organ being preserved for transplantation.
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