- Pathology. abnormally high fever.
- Medicine/Medical. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat.
Also hy·per·ther·my [hahy-per-thur-mee] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi/.
Origin of hyperthermia
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Examples from the Web for hyperthermia
The organizations annually update topics such as hyperthermia, hypothermia and hyponatremia.A Runner’s Guide to Hydration (And How to Not Overdo It)
May 23, 2014
If I left them there too long, hyperthermia—heat stress—would set in.‘You Have 30 Seconds’: The Real Captain Phillips’s Gripping Memoir
Captain Richard Phillips, Stephan Talty
October 11, 2013
There were no signs of trauma, which means Gutierrez had almost certainly died of hyperthermia.
Two of them had probably died like Diego, due to the hyperthermia.
In such instances the novice will need to be deliberate as to his findings—whether or not hyperthermia really exists.
Some hyperthermia is to be recognized in acute inflammation, by comparing the extremities.
- pathol variants of hyperpyrexia
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Word Origin and History for hyperthermia
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- Abnormally high body temperature, usually resulting from infection, medication, or head injury, and sometimes brought about intentionally to treat diseases, especially certain cancers.
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- An abnormally high body temperature, usually resulting from infection, certain drugs and medications, or head injury. Hyperthermia is sometimes created intentionally to treat diseases, especially some cancers. Compare hypothermia.
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