Uhthoff symptom

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Uht·hoff symp·tom

a transient temperature-dependent numbness, weakness, or loss of vision. Conduction stops in any nerve if the temperature becomes too elevated. In a damaged nerve, for example, by demyelinization, this shutdown temperature is lowered, and may approach normal body temperature. Transient neurologic dysfunction may then appear with a hot shower, exercise, or fever.
Synonym(s): Uhthoff syndrome
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