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What group of people are most prone to frostbite?
unconscious people
What parts of the body are most vulnerable to frostbite?
hands, feet, nose and ears
Rapid freezing leads to intra or extra cellular ice crystallization?
Intracellular - leads to cell death
Slow freezing leads to intra- or extracellular ice crystallization?
extracellular - leads to intracellular dehydration from osmotic shift out of cells
How does thawing contribute to injury in frostbite?
Causes edema which results in tissue ischemia
How should frozen body parts be rewarmed?
By immersion in warm water (40 C)