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    How low does the human bodies core temprature have to fall too before hypothermia is induced?

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    (Original post by roseonthegrave)
    How low does the human bodies core temprature have to fall too before hypothermia is induced?

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    I seem to recall that it starts at roughly 95 degrees Fahrenheit.

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    (Original post by roseonthegrave)
    How low does the human bodies core temprature have to fall too before hypothermia is induced?

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    have to ask y?????????
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    35 degrees- i am no medical student but i have found a medical textbook in our house and that was the answer!

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    How long depends on the difference in temperatures between the surroundings and the human. Obviously if you're on Pluto, you'll die a lot faster than if you're in a cold room at 15*C.
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    I think it's 34 or 35 degrees core temp.
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    I haven't gone metric yet
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    yeah, its >35 C. core temp.
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    What do you mean by hypothermia? Do you mean at what temperature do you die? Or shiver or what?

    At 26C or below u die from cardiac arythmias. Before that, the response depends on how well ur peripheral sensors are working, esp. the ones at the skin. If they're not working well, you won't respond as well (if at all) to temperature drops.
 
 
 
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