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  1. chillsnoun

    A feeling of being cold, a symptom of many conditions.

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  1. Chills

    Chills is a feeling of coldness occurring during a high fever, but sometimes is also a common symptom which occurs alone in specific people. It occurs during fever due to the release of cytokines and prostaglandins as part of the inflammatory response, which increases the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. The increased set point causes the body temperature to rise (pyrexia), but also makes the patient feel cold or chills until the new set point is reached. Shivering also occurs along with chills because the patient's body produces heat during muscle contraction in a physiological attempt to increase body temperature to the new set point. When it does not accompany a high fever, it is normally a light chill. Sometimes a chill of medium power and short duration may occur during a scare, especially in scares of fear, commonly interpreted like or confused by trembling. Severe chills with violent shivering are called rigors.

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  1. Chills

    Chills or rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. "Rigor" is sometimes considered a synonym for "chills".

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Chills

    The sudden sensation of being cold. It may be accompanied by SHIVERING.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of chills in Chaldean Numerology is: 9

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of chills in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of chills in a Sentence

  1. Natally Cruz:

    I felt chills... just to see how much support there is out there, to see how even at this hard time, people are still trying to find a way to help one another.

  2. Allen Sills:

    Symptom reporting is more important than ever, vaccinated people may have very different symptoms. Last year, for those who had COVID-19, they might have a high fever and chills and trouble breathing... and with the vaccination they may have only nasal congestion or a mild sore throat or a headache or fatigue.

  3. Brenda Munnerlyn of Greenwood:

    He just gave me cold chills.

  4. Ryo Ishikawa:

    Hearing he finished at six( under) gave me chills.

  5. Yasir Batalvi:

    I actually had some pretty significant symptoms after I got the second dose, that evening was rough. I mean, I developed a low-grade fever and fatigue and chills.

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