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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Exertional heat stroke is one of the most common causes of death in athletes.
Al Ansari explained that patients experiencing heat stroke may lose consciousness, experience fainting, and seizure activity and can even go into a coma.
For many people, the signs of heat stroke are negligible, including lack of sweat, headaches and muscle weakness, but if ignored, the results could be fatal.
Eagle's Ryanodex for the treatment of exertional heat stroke has previously been granted Orphan Drug designation by the FDA, and therefore may be eligible for seven years of exclusivity upon approval.
The "dual-pathway model (DPM)" of heat stroke suggests that heat stroke is triggered by the endotoxemia pathway at Tc up to ~42[degrees]C and independently, by heat toxicity at Tc >42[degrees]C [8].
If the case worsens, it can lead to heat strokes, its symptoms including a fever of 40 degrees Celsius and higher, headache, rapid breathing, altered mental behaviour and ultimately fainting.
Summary: Heat exhaustion is defined by symptoms like thirst, fatigue, headache and twitching and if worsens, it can lead to heat strokes
The highest risks for heat stroke or heat exhaustion are infants and children up to four years old, people 65 years and older, people who are overweight, people who over-exert during work or exercise, people who are ill or on certain medications," the doctors asserted, according to medics.
During similar circumstances last year, Mobilink played its part in assisting heat wave affectees by distributing a total of 10,000 bottles of mineral water, 6000 boxes of juice, 4000 ice packs, 4000 hand sized towels and 40 cooling water fans amongst heat stroke patients, their families and administration staff at several hospitals of Karachi and Hyderabad.
Three hikers have been rescued after they lost consciousness due to heat stroke in mountains in Ras Al Khaimah.
Common symptoms of a heat stroke include: nausea, vomiting, rapid heartbeat, seizures, disorientation, confusion, sometimes loss of consciousness, and having red, hot, and dry skin.
The majority of deaths were presumably caused by heat stroke and dehydration.