[ heet-strohk ]
/ ˈhitˌstroʊk /
a disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive heat, resulting in fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma.
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Example sentences from the Web for heatstroke
In hot weather, dizziness is a first warning sign of heat exhaustion, which can lead to heatstroke.When You Don't Know Where to Turn|Steven J. Bartlett
When a person falls with sunstroke (or heatstroke) he should at once be carried to a cool, shady place.Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why|Martha M. Allen
British Dictionary definitions for heatstroke
/ (ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk) /
a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and comaSee sunstroke
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Medical definitions for heatstroke
A severe condition caused by impairment of the body's temperature-regulating abilities, resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and characterized by cessation of sweating, severe headache, high fever, hot dry skin, and, in serious cases, collapse and coma.
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