After Drop

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noun - Afterdrop is the continued fall of deep body temperatures during rewarming after hypothermia, is thought to endanger the heart by further cooling from cold blood presumed to be returning from the periphery (i.e., limbs). However, after drop is not always observed depending on the circumstances.

Usage

The doctor was concerned about after drop even after the hypothermic swimmer was pulled from the ocean and treated in the medical tent.

Rewarming

Michael Miller of Honolulu, Hawaii is shown rewarming and experiencing afterdrop after placing third in the 2010 Ederle Swim:

Afterdrop Video


afterdrop discussion with Nuala Moore (in a Blizzard Survival Bag) and Dr. Patrick Buck

Synonym

the drop

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