malignant hyperpyrexia


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hyperpyrexia

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

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.

malignant hyperpyrexia

(1) Heatstroke. 
(2) Malignant hyperthermia, see there.

hyperpyrexia

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

malignant hyperpyrexia
see porcine stress syndrome.
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