"Gipospast-1": A thermoelectric apparatus for local hypothermia
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1. The possibility of applying hypothermia to human extremities down to 10°C on a surface of 6.25–37.5 cm2 has been established and accomplished in a specific device.
2. It has been found that the reaction that compensates for local hypothermia in the human organism yields a specific thermal flux to the cooling surface of up to 0.2 × 0.04 W/cm2.
3. Use of the "Gipospast-1" is effective for removing contracture of facial muscles and reducing spasm in paretic limbs of neurosurgical patients.
KeywordsCooling Surface Specific Device Human Organism Facial Muscle Thermal Flux
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