hyperpyrexia


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hyperpyrexia

 [hi″per-pi-rek´se-ah]
hyperthermia. adj., adj hyperpyrex´ial, hyperpyrex´ic.
malignant hyperpyrexia malignant hyperthermia.

hy·per·py·rex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-pī-rek'sē-ă),
Extremely high fever.
[hyper- + G. pyrexis, feverishness]

hyperpyrexia

(hī′pər-pī-rĕk′sē-ə)
n.
Abnormally high fever.

hy′per·py·rex′i·al, hy′per·py·ret′ic (-rĕt′ĭk) adj.

hy·per·py·rex·i·a

(hī'pĕr-pī-rek'sē-ă)
Extremely high fever.
[hyper- + G. pyrexis, feverishness]

hyperpyrexia

Body temperature above 41.1 C (106 F). Hyperpyrexia calls for urgent treatment to lower the temperature, if permanent brain damage is to be avoided.
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The ability to perspire is reduced due to sweat gland dysfunction, and so patients are predisposed to develop hyperpyrexia due to the misregulation of the body temperature [8, 11, 16, 17].
Cohen, "Hyperpyrexia and rhabdomyolysis after MDMA ("ecstasy") abuse," The Lancet, vol.
NMS typically consists of autonomic instability, hyperpyrexia, posturing, and cognitive changes, which resemble the symptoms of PSH or can be side effects from the dopamine antagonists.
As the condition is autosomal recessive, genetic counseling is also important.2 It can be fatal during the early years of life due to hyperpyrexia and fits if not properly diagnosed and treated.
High humidity has been associated with hyperpyrexia, a decline in physical strength and fatigue as well as a reduction in alertness and mental capacity.
Qingkailing injection (QKL), which is modified from a well-known classic formulation An-Gong-Niu-Huang pill, has become one of the essential Chinese patent medicines for its wide clinical application in the treatment of liver damage, inflammation, viral infections, and cardiovascular diseases, especially hyperpyrexia [1-5].
Over the course of the next 6 days hyperpyrexia was present and a CT was programmed: the parenchimografia was improved and the hematoma was organized under the rectum muscles (18 x 6 x 25 cm).
Etiology included intracranial hemorrhage, neonatal jaundice, tuberculous meningitis, hyperpyrexia, and unknown.
The main symptoms of the acute phase are impaired consciousness and convulsive status epilepticus with hyperpyrexia. Several subtypes of acute encephalopathy have been established based on clinical, radiologic, and laboratory findings.
NMS can cause hyperpyrexia, muscle rigidity, altered mental status and evidence of autonomic instability (irregular pulse or blood pressure, tachycardia, diaphoresis, and cardiac dysrhythmia).