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chill suit

chill suit
 n.— «In an effort to preserve her brain function, doctors at Oklahoma Heart Hospital put Jill in what’s called a “chill suit.” “We moved directly to this induced hypothermia, which is basically a refrigerated suit that we wrap around the torso and the legs to begin cooling her body core temperature down to about 33 degrees Celsius,” said Dr. Michael Schoeffler, who treated Jill. “There [are] studies that have shown that it helps protect the brain in hopes that she will have a recovery.”» —“Back From the Brink: ‘I Want to Go Home’” by Joanne Napolitano, Tracie Hunte ABC News Oct. 19, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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