Frostbite vs Hypothermia (Symptoms and Stages) Glossary of Terms

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Abnormal: Outside the expected norm, or uncharacteristic of a particular patient.See the entire definition of Abnormal

Blister: A collection of fluid underneath the top layer of skin (epidermis). There are man...

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Brain: The portion of the central nervous system that is located within the skull. It func...

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Cardiac: Having to do with the heart.

Coma: A state of deep, unarousable unconsciousness. A coma may occur as a result of head t...

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Dilate: To stretch or enlarge. Also known as dilatate.

Extremity: An uttermost part of the body, such as a hand or a foot....

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Fibrillation: In cardiology, an abnormal and erratic twitching of the heart muscle.See the entire definition of Fibrillation

Frostbite: Damage to tissues from freezing due to the formation of ice crystals within cel...

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Heart: The muscle that pumps blood received from veins into arteries throughout the body. ...

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Hypothermia: Abnormally low body temperature. Someone who falls asleep in a cold temperatu...

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Injury: Harm or hurt. To harm, hurt, or wound. The word injure may be in physical or emot...

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Lethargy: Abnormal drowsiness, stupor.

Nausea: Stomach queasiness, the urge to vomit. Nausea can be brought on by many causes, in...

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Nose: The external midline projection from the face. The purpose of the nose is to warm, c...

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Numb: Numb, or numbness is a loss of the sensation of feeling in an area of the body. Numb...

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Pain: An unpleasant sensation that can range from mild, localized discomfort to agony. Pa...

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Risk factor: Something that increases a person's chances of developing a disease. For exam...

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Superficial: In anatomy, on the surface or shallow. As opposed to deep. The skin is superf...

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Tendon: The soft tissue by which muscle attaches to bone. Tendons are somewhat flexible, b...

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Ventricular: Pertaining to the ventricles, the lower chambers of the heart, as in ventricu...

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Ventricular fibrillation: An abnormal and irregular heart rhythm in which there are rapid ...

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