heat prostration


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Related to heat prostration: heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunstroke, heat cramps

prostration

 [pros-tra´shun]
extreme exhaustion or lack of energy or power.
heat prostration heat exhaustion.

heat ex·haus·tion

a form of reaction to heat, marked by prostration, weakness, and collapse, resulting from severe dehydration.

heat prostration

heat prostration

prostration

extreme exhaustion, or lack of energy or power.

heat prostration
a condition caused by exposure to excessive heat. See also heat1 exhaustion.
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Pedestrians collapsed of heat prostration on downtown streets, and when the heat wave ended, the death toll attributed to it stood near 100.
There were times when someone would pass out from heat prostration and we would have one hell of a job dragging the limp body out of the confined space.
With Hansen's prognosis and the global heat prostration of the 1980s, an old theory gained new life, picked up a few new layers, and was firmly linked to contemporary weather events.
In very hot weather, it may be necessary to wet them down to prevent heat prostration.
New York City reported that nearly 200 had succumbed to heat prostration.
Still, they were surprised when they opened the door of the gas station mini-mart to find riders suffering from heat prostration lying on the floors and propped up against the beverage coolers.