Hypothermia is a fall in body temperature to below 35°C (95°F). Most at risk are newborns (particularly if premature) and the aged living in conditions of inadequate heating. Insidious in onset, it can progress to coma and death. Hypothermia is sometimes induced during surgery to lower the body's oxygen demand. It occurs naturally in animals during hibernation.
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