Dictionary of Human Evolution and Biology

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Hypothermia

Any decrease in body temperature, regardless of cause. In adult humans, the mild hypothermia threshold is 36 C (oral); the severe hypothermia threshold is 33 C, below which shivering thermogenesis ceases.

Cf. hyperthermia.

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