Lexicon:Frostbite, frostbitten

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Term: frostbite, frostbitten
References: The Far Side of the World, page 209
The Nutmeg of Consolation, page 102
The Wine-Dark Sea, page 219
Blue at the Mizzen, page 177
Meaning: Destruction of tissues as a result of freezing, in which ice crystals form, damaging cells by disruption of blood corpuscles and clotting within small blood vessels. If not properly treated, can lead to gas gangrene, requiring amputation.

Additional information

Maturin's Medicine — This article is based on information from Maturin's Medicine, compiled and edited by Kerry Webb, with the help of a number of contributors.

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