Role of Membrane Phospholipids in Nonfreezing Cold Injury
Nonfreezing cold injury (NFCI) represents a potential threat to infantry and marine operations carried out in inclement weather conditions.1,2 The term “NFCI” is used to identify the syndrome that results from damage to tissues that have been cooled, usually for prolonged periods, at temperatures between about 288°K (15°C) and their freezing point (272.5°K) (-0.5°C). NFCI reduces man’s mobility at the time, but through cold sensitization it may compromise his ability to fight under similar conditions in the future.
KeywordsMembrane Phospholipid Blister Fluid Cold Injury Hypothermic Perfusion Oleate Linoleate
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