artificial fever


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py·re·to·ther·a·py

(pī'rĕ-tō-thār'ă-pē),
1. Obsolete synonym for pyrotherapy.
2. Treatment of fever.
[pyreto- + G. therapeia, treatment]

artificial fever,

an elevated body temperature produced by artificial means, such as the injection of malarial parasites or a vaccine known to produce fever symptoms or application of heat to the body. An artificial fever may be prescribed for a patient to arrest a disease that is sensitive to elevated body temperatures. Also called fever therapy.
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