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hyperpyrexia

 [hi″per-pi-rek´se-ah]
hyperthermia. adj., adj hyperpyrex´ial, hyperpyrex´ic.
malignant hyperpyrexia malignant hyperthermia.

hy·per·py·rex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-pī-rek'sē-ă),
Extremely high fever.
[hyper- + G. pyrexis, feverishness]

hyperpyrexia

/hy·per·py·rex·ia/ (-pi-rek´se-ah) hyperthermia.hyperpyrex´ialhyperpyret´ic
malignant hyperpyrexia  see under hyperthermia.

hyperpyrexia

(hī′pər-pī-rĕk′sē-ə)
n.
Abnormally high fever.

hy′per·py·rex′i·al, hy′per·py·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.

hyperpyrexia

[hī′pərpīrek′sē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, hyper + pyressein, to be feverish
an extremely elevated temperature that sometimes occurs in acute infectious diseases, especially in young children. Malignant hyperpyrexia, characterized by a rapid rise in temperature, tachycardia, tachypnea, sweating, rigidity, and blotchy cyanosis, occasionally occurs in patients undergoing general anesthesia. A high temperature may be reduced by sponging the body with tepid water, by giving a tepid tub bath, or by administering antipyretic medication, such as aspirin or acetaminophen. See also fever. hyperpyretic, adj.

hy·per·py·rex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-pī-rek'sē-ă)
Extremely high fever.
[hyper- + G. pyrexis, feverishness]

hyperpyrexia

Body temperature above 41.1 C (106 F). Hyperpyrexia calls for urgent treatment to lower the temperature, if permanent brain damage is to be avoided.

hyperpyrexia

excessively high fever; hyperthermia.
See also fever (1).

malignant hyperpyrexia
see porcine stress syndrome.