afterdrop

afterdrop

a decrease in body temperature observed as a complication during rewarming of a hypothermic patient. It is believed to be the result of redistribution of cooler blood.
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Wednesday the quotes of risky assets continued recovering afterdrop late last week
Although gradual rewarming is indicated in accidental-hypothermia patients to prevent a complication called afterdrop, there are no published accounts of untoward effects from allowing the temperature of a neurosurgical patient to spontaneously return to normal as the CoolGard system is placed on standby or switched off.