heatstroke


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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.

heatstroke

/heat·stroke/ (hēt´strōk″) see under stroke.

heatstroke

heat apoplexy

(1) A potentially fatal response to excess heat outside the body; heatstroke.
(2) A nonspecific term for any cyclical fever occurring in malaria; ardent fever.

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.

heatstroke

The effect of environmental temperature too high to be managed with the body's heat regulating mechanisms. The body temperature rises, the skin is dry and there is headache, nausea and confusion. Untreated heatstroke is often fatal. Also known as heat hyperpyrexia.
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The meteorological department has forecast a new heatwave for at least next three days during which the mercury could touch 43 degrees centigrade with minimal humidity that could unleash heatstrokes like that in June this year.
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The department has informed the hospitals and nursing homes that due to persistent high temperature in the Capital, there is an apprehension of rise in cases of heatstroke.
Heatstroke can be fatal so it is essential to act quickly.
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Most common heat disorders are heatstroke and heat exhaustion, but the two are quite different.
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