Dehydration fever | definition of dehydration fever by Medical dictionary
an elevation of temperature in infants after reduction of fluid intake, diarrhea, or vomiting; probably caused by reduced available body water, with reduced heat loss by evaporation; an analogous condition in adults is seen when exertion is continued in the face of dehydration.
a fever that frequently occurs in newborns, thought to be caused by dehydration. Also called inanition fever.
Compare inanition, starvation
dehydration fever Neonatology An ↑ temperature in a neonate due to inadequate fluid intake, most severe in high ambient temperatures or when the infant is overclothed. Cf Prickly heat.