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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

(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

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]
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and 2-in, thick sections were evaluated to assess the effects of the chills. The broken bars were evaluated for elongation values, ultimate tensile strength, yield strength and secondary dendrite arm spacing.
(45) On the other hand, commercial speech garners lesser protection than other speech in large part because it is economically motivated and thus "there is little likelihood of its being chilled by proper regulation." (46) On the Court's hypothesis, commercial speakers say what they do out of economic motivation, and thus economic interest informs their intentions in speaking.
"Some people seem to have never experienced chills while listening to music-around 8 percent of people in our study-but other people experience chills basically every day.
If a casting is chilled in an area that is used as a feed path, the chilling may inhibit proper feeding and result in shrinkage microporosity leading to casting defects and reduced mechanical properties.
Phase 1 compared the effectiveness of cooling fins and external chills through computer-aided solidification modeling.
Through the use of external and internal chills, directional solidification can be accomplished for ideal casting conditions.
The foundry eventually eliminated the chills in the cope by mounting a chill fin on top of each of the bolt mounts (Fig.
Chills, which are separate from the casting, are often inaccurately placed and can be forgotten in the mold building process.
Transport ladles #1, #2 and #3 were initially inoculated at 0.25% and acceptable chill reductions were achieved at the check point prior to dumping the one-ton charge into the receiver.
The NHS advises staying inside during severe cold, especially when the wind chill is -50 degrees Fahrenheit or below and to cover every part of your body: ears, nose, toes and fingers, etc.
"I also think there's a danger in that if the temperature is zero outside and the wind chill is minus-30 and you go out and survive, you might think that when it really gets to minus-30 you can go out just as safely," he says.