Cryonics glossary

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Cryonics glossary

  • 21CM: 21st Century Medicine, Inc.
  • ATP: Adenosine Triphosphate.
  • BBB: Blood Brain Barrier.
  • CNS: Central Nervous System.
  • Corpscicle: See Patient.
  • CPB: Cardiopulmonary Bypass.
  • CPA: CryoProtectant Agent.
  • CPS: CryoProtectant Solution.
  • CPR: Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation.
  • Cryostat: A custom-made, fiberglass storage tank of Liquid Nitrogen for cryopatients. It is not a dewar, due to the isolation being perlite surrounded by soft vacuum. It is used by the CryonicsInst.
  • CT: Computerized Tomography.
  • Deanimate: 'Die', but not in the information-theoretic death. A term used to describe cryonicists who experience legal death and are cryopreserved.
  • Deep Hypothermia:10-27ºC.
  • Dewar: A container used to store Liquid Nitrogen. It consists of two containers, separated by a vacuum jacket in the middle. The vacuum provides isolation by preventing convective heat exchange.
  • ECMO: Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation.
  • EM: Electron Microscope or Electron Microscopy.
  • EMS: Emergency Medical System.
  • HD: Hemodialysis.
  • HLM: Heart Lung Machine.
  • ICP: Intracranial Pressure.
  • ITS: Intermediate Temperature Storage.
  • LAPC: Liquid Assisted Pulmonary Cooling.
  • ME Case: A cryonics patient who is autopsied prior to cryopreservation.
  • MH: Mild Hypothermia; 33-35ºC.
  • MI: Myocardial Infarction.
  • MRI: Magnetic Resonance Imaging.
  • MSOF: Multiple System Organ Failure.
  • MW: Molecular Weight.
  • Neuro: A type of patient for which only the head is stored.
  • NMR: Nuclear Magnetic Resonance.
  • O2: Oxygen.
  • Patient: A cadaver under the custody of a cryonics organization.
  • Perfuse: Infuse an organ or system with a fluid, in the case of cryonics, Cryoprotectant solutions.
  • Perfusate: The solution that is used for perfusion.
  • SAH: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage.
  • SCA: Sudden Cardiac Arrest.
  • Tg: The glass transition temperature.
  • PIB: Portable Ice Bath.
  • Whole Body: A type of patient for which the whole body is cryopreserved and stored.
  • WBE: Whole Brain Emulation.