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Question 1: Symptoms of mild hypothermia 32–35 °C (90–95 °F) may be vague[11] with sympathetic nervous system excitation (shivering, ________, tachycardia, tachypnea, and vasoconstriction).
Essential hypertensionAtherosclerosisHypertensionAortic dissection

Question 2: Synthetic and ________ fabrics are superior to cotton as they provide better insulation when wet and dry more quickly.

Question 3:
Normal ________ in humans is 36.5–37.5 °C (98–100 °F)[7].
ThermoregulationFeverHypothermiaNormal human body temperature

Question 4: Heat is primilarily generated in the ________ and liver while it is lost through the skin (90%) and lungs (10%).
Lymphatic systemTorsoHeartCirculatory system

Question 5: Because of decreased cellular activity in stage 3 hypothermia, the body will actually take longer to undergo ________.
Brain deathLegal deathClinical deathBurial

Question 6: There is considerable evidence that children who suffer near-________ accidents in water near 0°C (32°F) can be revived over an hour after losing consciousness.
DrowningOxygen toxicityBarotraumaDecompression sickness

Question 7: One explanation for the effect is a cold-induced malfunction of the ________, the part of the brain that regulates body temperature.
Pineal glandPituitary glandHypothalamusPosterior pituitary

Question 8: Many animals other than humans often induce hypothermia during ________ or torpor.
Embryonic diapauseDormancyEstivationHibernation

Question 9: The classical ECG finding of hypothermia is the Osborne J wave well ________ frequently occurs at <28°C (82.4°F) and asystole at <20°C (68°F).
Cardiac arrestHeart failureVentricular fibrillationMyocardial infarction

Question 10: [8] This is in contrast to hyperthermia and ________ which are defined as a rectal temperature of greater than 37.8 °C (100.0 °F).
HeadacheInfluenza-like illnessFeverFatigue (medical)

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