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Treatment of disease by inducing an artificial fever in the patient.
Synonym(s): therapeutic fever
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fever therapyControlled hyperthermia Oncology Induced hyperthermia, which enhances immune function, related to the release of a wide variety of pyrogenic–and nonpyrogenic—cytokines; FT may be used to enhance tumor cell lysis, and is most successful when combined with chemotherapy and radiotherapy. Cf BCG therapy, Fever.
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Therapy involving artificially produced fever. This is accomplished by exposure to high environmental temperature or by the injection of foreign proteins.
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