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Biomedical Engineering

, Volume 13, Issue 4, pp 191–193 | Cite as

"Gipospast-1": A thermoelectric apparatus for local hypothermia

  • N. I. Varich
  • G. I. Voitenko
  • T. A. Karaseva
  • A. S. Mel'nik
  • V. L. Naidin
  • V. P. Yashchenko
Research, Development, And Technology

Conclusions

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.

Keywords

Cooling Surface Specific Device Human Organism Facial Muscle Thermal Flux 
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© Plenum Publishing Corporation 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • N. I. Varich
  • G. I. Voitenko
  • T. A. Karaseva
  • A. S. Mel'nik
  • V. L. Naidin
  • V. P. Yashchenko

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