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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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