This chart describes the degrees of hypothermia and what happens to the human body as the Core Body Temperature (CT) drops.
|37°C||Normal oral temperature|
|36°C||Metabolic rate increases|
|35°C||Maximum shivering seen; Impaired judgment|
|33°C||Severe clouding of consciousness|
|32°C||Most shivering ceases and pupils dilate|
|31°C||Blood pressure may no longer be obtainable|
|28-30°C||Severe slowing of pulse/respiration; Increased muscle rigidity; Loss of consciousness|
|27°C||Loss of deep tendon, skin and papillary reflexes; Patient appears clinically dead|
|20°C||Complete cardiac standstill|
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