Deliberate mild hypothermia.

  • David Sessler
  • Published 1995 in Journal of neurosurgical anesthesiology


Core body temperature is normally rigidly regulated by effective thermoregulatory responses that are triggered by small deviations in core and skin temperature. All general anesthetics so far tested markedly impair thermoregulatory control, increasing the range of temperatures not triggering protective responses by approximately 20-fold. Inhibition of… (More)


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