This chart describes the degrees of hypothermia and what happens to the human body as the Core Body Temperature (CT) drops.
||Normal oral temperature
||Metabolic rate increases
||Maximum shivering seen; Impaired judgment
||Severe clouding of consciousness
||Most shivering ceases and pupils dilate
||Blood pressure may no longer be obtainable
||Severe slowing of pulse/respiration; Increased muscle rigidity; Loss of consciousness
||Loss of deep tendon, skin and papillary reflexes; Patient appears clinically dead
||Complete cardiac standstill
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