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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.