Heat stroke


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Related to Heat stroke: heat exhaustion, dehydration, heat cramps

stroke

 [strōk]
1. a sudden and severe attack.
2. stroke syndrome.
A, Stroke. B, Areas of the body affected by a stroke. From Frazier et al., 2000.
heat stroke a condition caused by exposure to excessive heat; see also sunstroke.

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.

heat stroke

or

heatstroke

(hēt′strōk′)
n.
A severe condition caused by impairment of the body's temperature-regulating abilities, resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and characterized by cessation of sweating, severe headache, high fever, hot dry skin, and in serious cases collapse and coma.

heat stroke

Public health A condition characterized by rapidly rising internal body temperature that overwhelms the physiologic mechanisms releasing heat, resulting in death if not appropriately managed

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.

Heat stroke

A serious condition that results from exposure to extreme heat. The body loses its ability to cool itself. Severe headache, high fever, and hot, dry skin may result. In severe cases, a person with heat stroke may collapse or go into a coma.
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"There are definitely a number of heat exhaustion cases reported to the (SMC) emergency department, which is not as serious as a heat stroke," said the employee.
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Heat exhaustion can progress to heat stroke, a life-threatening emergency that is marked by very high body temperature (41o C or higher).
Patients develop heat stroke without having had milder forms of heat illness, and patients with a milder type of heat illness usually do not progress to heat stroke.
Additional Deputy Commissioner Rawalpindi Saima Younus has said that due to the current heat wave chance of heat stroke is expected to be high.
Taking preventive measures, she said, all BHUs have been declared as Heat Stroke Centres for Election Day and it is ensured that these centres are properly equipped with all necessary treatments.
A heat stroke results from prolonged exposure to high temperature.
He died due to a heat stroke. No one around him realized what was happening; he was hallucinating, stumbling around, acting like he was drunk or something.
Heat stroke is a spectrum of clinical symptom complexes that occurs when the accumulation of environmental and metabolic heat exceeds the body's heat dissipation rate.
While sunburn, heat exhaustion and heat stroke can occur at any time of the year, cases of heat-related illnesses are more common in Qatar during the summer months.