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Cryogenics is an entire field of physical science It is the study of matter at temperatures much colder than those that occur naturally on Earth Cryogenic temperatures are considerably lower than those encountered in ordinary physical processes There is another field of interest associated with very cold temperature-cryonics Cryonics is the practice of freezing of people or just their heads in liquid nitrogen after death in hopes that one day they can be thawed to the out cured of what killed them This could be the most profound revolution in human history It is the change to live as long as you want Goodavage 1990 Cryonics is not a science It has little basic in fact But some people accept Cryonics because it tells them something they want to believe Once you have been declared dead doctors or morticians will work to keep you cool They inject you with heparin to prevent blood clots hook you up to a heart-lung machine to keep oxygen and blood moving through your system artificially and get you to the cryonics center as quickly as possible The optimum time from death to arrival at the center is less than an hour Some patients have arrived as late as six hours after death At the center your body is put on a table in the perfusion room A team of three or four technicians work to drain the blood out of your body and inject a cryoprotective agent to get as much moisture as possible out of the tissues so the organ dont crack during freezing The body is then dried and wrapped in a cotton sheet It is placed cocoonlike into a standard sleeping bag head first with the open end by the feet tied off The body is placed in a large brown box lined with Styrofoam and packed with dry ice It remains there for seven days to slowly bring the temperature down By the time
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