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hyperthermia

 [hi″per-ther´me-ah]
1. greatly increased temperature; see also fever. Called also hyperpyrexia. adj., adj hyperther´mal, hyperther´mic.
2. a nursing diagnosis accepted by the North American Nursing Diagnosis Association, defined as the state in which an individual's body temperature is elevated above his or her normal range.
malignant hyperthermia a syndrome affecting patients undergoing general anesthesia, marked by rapid rise in body temperature, signs of increased muscle metabolism, and usually rigidity. The sensitivity is inherited as an autosomal dominant trait.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

hy·per·ther·mi·a

(hī-per-ther'mē-ă),
Therapeutically or iatrogenically induced hyperpyrexia.
[hyper- + G. thermē, heat]
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hyperthermia

(hī′pər-thûr′mē-ə)
n.
Unusually high body temperature.

hy′per·ther′mal adj.
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hyperthermia

Hyperpyrexia Mainstream medicine A condition defined as a corporal temperature of ≥ 42ºC; the body defends itself with peripheral vasodilation–↓ effective volume, resulting in ↑ pulse rate–a response to perceived blood loss, ↓ cardiac efficiency, hypoxia, ↑ permeability of cell membranes with ↑ potassium, followed by cardiac failure. See Malignant hyperthermia Oncology A type of treatment in which tissue is exposed to high temperatures to damage and kill CA cells, or ↑ CA cell sensitivity to RT and chemotherapy. See Induced hyperthermia, Malignant hyperthermia.
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

hy·per·ther·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-thĕr'mē-ă, hīpĕr-thĕrmē-ă)
Hyperpyrexia, often (but not necessarily) induced therapeutically; denotes bodily state with core body temperature significantly above 98.6°F (37°C); term may indicate temperature sufficiently elevated to cause illness.
[hyper- + G. thermē, heat]
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

hyperthermia

See HYPERPYREXIA, MALIGNANT HYPERTHERMIA.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005

hy·per·ther·mi·a

(hī'pĕr-thĕr'mē-ă)
Therapeutically or iatrogenically induced hyperpyrexia.
[hyper- + G. thermē, heat]
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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