noun - Rewarming is the restoration of normal body temperature in the management of cases of hypothermia. Several methods are used: (1) passive, which relies on retention of basal heat, (2) active, which employs a heat source externally or internally ('core') with lavage, irrigation, dialysis or extracorporeal blood heating.
The doctor was concerned about rewarming after the hypothermic swimmer was pulled from the ocean and treated in the medical tent.
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