Heat stroke


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Related to Heat stroke: heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat cramps

stroke

 [strōk]
1. a sudden and severe attack.
2. stroke syndrome.
A, Stroke. B, Areas of the body affected by a stroke. From Frazier et al., 2000.
heat stroke a condition caused by exposure to excessive heat; see also sunstroke.

heat·stroke

(hēt'strōk),
A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures, especially when accompanied by marked exertion; characterized by headache, vertigo, confusion, hot dry skin, and a slight rise in body temperature; in severe cases, high fever, vascular collapse, and coma develop.

heat stroke

or

heatstroke

(hēt′strōk′)
n.
A severe condition caused by impairment of the body's temperature-regulating abilities, resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and characterized by cessation of sweating, severe headache, high fever, hot dry skin, and in serious cases collapse and coma.

heat stroke

Public health A condition characterized by rapidly rising internal body temperature that overwhelms the physiologic mechanisms releasing heat, resulting in death if not appropriately managed

heat·stroke

, heat stroke (hēt'strōk)
A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures, especially when accompanied by marked exertion; characterized by headache, vertigo, confusion, hot dry skin, and a slight rise in body temperature; in severe cases, very high fever, vascular collapse, and coma develop.

Heat stroke

A serious condition that results from exposure to extreme heat. The body loses its ability to cool itself. Severe headache, high fever, and hot, dry skin may result. In severe cases, a person with heat stroke may collapse or go into a coma.
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There is a great need for the training staff of athletic teams, physicians in emergency rooms in places like Phoenix, and soldiers serving in the deserts of the Middle East to have a drug available to give to individuals during a heat stroke event," said Robert T.
Dr Ejas Kader, the convener of the social services arm of the association and a specialist orthopaedic said labourers were more prone to heat stroke than office workers.
Electrocardiographic abnormalities in patients with heat stroke.
To prepare for these conditions, the Saudi Arabia Ministry of Health purchased five additional IVTM systems after determining last year that ZOLL's intravascular approach was the "best in class" technology for treating severe heat stroke cases.
The Home Minister also called for initiating an awareness campaign among the people for prevention from heat stroke.
Talking to media, Hafiz Naeem said that the federal, provincial governments and K-Electric are equally responsible for the death of innocent persons due to heat stroke adding the coalition partners PPP and MQM in the previous government have destroyed the infrastructure of Karachi.
But many factors such as age, the type of work a person does (physical labour) and illnesses such as hypertension, migraine, depression that require medication (diuretics and beta blockers) can make people more vulnerable to heat stroke and even prove fatal.
Heat stroke is a non-technical term for non-fever caused hyperthermia, a body temperature so far above normal that physiological processes are subjected to damage, the effects of which can be transient or permanent.
Rising temperature increases the risk of a heat stroke.
TEHRAN (FNA)- Nearly 900 people were hospitalized with heat stroke in Japan early Monday, said local media, adding seven of the hospitalized remain unconscious and in critical condition, while 2 people died despite doctors' best efforts.
With daytime summer temperatures approaching 50AC, Dubai residents have become extremely susceptible to heat stroke, and hospitals have voiced their concern at the increasing number of cases, a medical expert said.
Summary: With daytime summer temperatures approaching 50 degree Celsius, residents have become extremely susceptible to heat stroke, and hospitals have voiced their concern at the spiralling number of cases.