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Hypothermia describes a state in which the body's mechanism for temperature regulation is overwhelmed in the face of a cold stressor. Hypothermia is classified as accidental or intentional, primary or secondary, and according to its severity.

Original publication

DOI

10.1007/978-88-470-2448-9_9

Type

Chapter

Book title

Hemocoagulative Problems in the Critically Ill Patient

Publication Date

01/10/2012

Volume

9788847024489

Pages

125 - 132