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Limits of Tolerance to Hypothermia

Handbook of Physiology, Environmental Physiology

  1. R. S. Pozos1,
  2. P. A. Iaizzo2,
  3. D. F. Danzl3,
  4. W. T. Mills Jr.4

Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

DOI: 10.1002/cphy.cp040125

Comprehensive Physiology

Comprehensive Physiology

How to Cite

Pozos, R. S., Iaizzo, P. A., Danzl, D. F. and Mills, W. T. 2011. Limits of Tolerance to Hypothermia. Comprehensive Physiology. 557–575.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Thermal and Motor Control Division, Naval Health Research Center, San Diego, California

  2. 2

    Departments of Anesthesiology and Physiology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota

  3. 3

    Department of Emergency Medicine, University of Louisville, Louisville, Kentucky

  4. 4

    Center for High Altitude Health Research, University of Alaska, Anchorage, Alaska

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 JAN 2011

Abstract

The sections in this article are:

  • 1
    Defining Limits of Hypothermic Tolerance
  • 2
    Hypothermia-Induced Physiological Cascade: Limits of Tolerance
    • 2.1
      Central Nervous System
    • 2.2
      Cardiovascular System
    • 2.3
      Respiratory System
    • 2.4
      Renal
    • 2.5
      Blood
    • 2.6
      Acid–Base Balance
    • 2.7
      Fluids, Electrolytes
    • 2.8
      Gastrointestinal Physiology
    • 2.9
      Endocrine System
    • 2.10
      Immune System
    • 2.11
      Rewarming: Extending Tolerance Levels
    • 2.12
      Skin-Perfusion and -Reperfusion Studies
  • 3
    Summary