induced 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]

induced fever

a deliberate elevation of body temperature by application of heat or by inoculation with a fever-producing organism to kill heat-sensitive pathogens.

induced fever

Fever produced artificially to treat certain diseases such as central nervous system syphilis. Sustained fever of 105°F (40.5°C), or even higher, maintained for 6 to 8 or 10 hr may be induced by medical diathermy or injection of malarial parasites.
See also: fever
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Fortunately, a drug- induced fever is always low grade and usually doesn't cause any additional complications.
Taken together, these results support a role for AVP in antipyresis with natural and induced fevers.