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chill

 [chil]
a sensation of cold, with convulsive shaking of the body. A true chill, or rigor, results from an increase in chemical activity within the body and usually ushers in a considerable rise in body temperature. The pallor and coldness of a chill, and the piloerection of the skin (goose flesh) that often accompanies it, are caused by constriction of the peripheral blood vessels. Chills are symptomatic of a wide variety of diseases. They usually do not accompany well-localized infections.
Patient Care. During a chill sufficient heat should be applied to maintain normal body temperature. Since the patient will most likely begin to have a sharp rise in body temperature immediately after or during the chill, it is best to use only a light blanket to alleviate the sensation of cold. In addition to this the patient's temperature should be taken every 30 minutes until it is stabilized.

chill

(chĭl), Avoid the redundant phrase cold chill(s).
1. A sensation of cold.
2. A feeling of cold with shivering or shaking and pallor, accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body; usually a symptom of an infectious disease due to the invasion of the blood by toxins. Synonym(s): rigor (2)
[A.S. cele, cold]

chill

(chil) a sensation of cold, with convulsive shaking of the body.

chill

(chĭl)
n.
1. A moderate but penetrating coldness.
2. A sensation of coldness, often accompanied by shivering and pallor of the skin.
v. chilled, chilling, chills
v.tr.
1. To affect with or as if with cold.
2. To lower in temperature; cool.

chill′ing·ly adv.
chill′ness n.

chill

Etymology: AS, cele
1 the sensation of cold caused by exposure to a cold environment.
2 an attack of shivering with pallor and a feeling of coldness, often occurring at the beginning of an infection and accompanied by a rapid rise in temperature.

chill

Clinical medicine 1. A sensation of coldness often accompanied by shivering, chattering of teeth, goosebumps–gooseflesh, and skin pallor, which may follow exposure to a cold, damp environment, or precede or occur at the same time as a cold; chills are a response to an abrupt disparity between the set point of the hypothalamic thermostat and the blood temperature

chill

(chil)
1. A sensation of cold.
2. A feeling of cold with shivering and pallor, accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body; usually a prodromal symptom of an infectious disease due to the presence in the blood of foreign protein or toxins.
Synonym(s): rigor (2) .
[A.S. cele, cold]

chill

A sudden short fever causing shivering (rigor) and a feeling of coldness. This may be caused by any acute infection.

chill

(chil)
A feeling of cold with shivering or shaking and pallor, accompanied by an elevation of temperature in the interior of the body; usually a symptom of an infectious disease.
[A.S. cele, cold]

chill

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