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Monitoring and maintaining body temperature during surgical or prolonged procedures

Hypothermia

Hypothermia is a fall in body temperature of more than 2˚C. It has major effects on different body systems ( for example very cold animals may have a cardiac arrest ). Hypothermia also alters numerous physiological processes, such as cell membrane transport systems, enzyme activity etc and this could significantly influence your research data.