Champion weightlifter Karyn Marshall took an ice bath after an event in 2011.
Aestivation or æstivation (from Latin aestas , summer, but also spelled "estivation" in American English ) is a state of animal dormancy , similar to hibernation , characterized by inactivity and a lowered metabolic rate, that is entered in response to high temperatures and arid conditions. [ 1 ] It takes place during times of heat and dryness, the hot dry season, which are often the summer months. Invertebrate and vertebrate animals are known to enter this state to avoid damage from high temperatures and the risk of desiccation .
Suspended animation is the slowing of life processes by external means without termination.
Hibernaculum plural form: hibernacula (Latin, "tent for winter quarters") is a word used in zoology to refer to a place of abode in which a creature seeks refuge, such as a bear using a cave to overwinter . [ 1 ] [ 2 ] Insects may hibernate to survive the winter. The word can be used to describe a variety of shelters used by various kinds of animals, for instance, bats , marmots and snakes .
For most of cryonics history (which began in the mid-1960s), all of the cryonics organizations offering cryonics services have been in the United States. In 2005 a cryonics organization was created in Russia (just northwest of Moscow) and there are plans for another cryonics organization in Australia to offer perfusion and storage of cryonics patients within a few years. CI does not endorse any other cryonics organizations.
Anti-inflammatory refers to the property of a substance or treatment that reduces inflammation . Anti-inflammatory drugs make up about half of analgesics , remedying pain by reducing inflammation as opposed to opioids , which affect the central nervous system .
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Alcor UK is not a separate organisation, but a group of individual cryonicists, most of whom live in the United Kingdom.