The initial responses to cold-water immersion in man

M. J. Tipton*

*Corresponding author for this work

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It is concluded that the cold-shock response can result in the death or serious incapacitation of an individual long before general hypothermia develops. As such, this response is probably responsible for the majority of annual open-water immersion deaths.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)581-588
Number of pages8
JournalClinical Science
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 1989


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