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hyperthermia

[hahy-per-thur-mee-uh]
noun
  1. Pathology. abnormally high fever.
  2. Medicine/Medical. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat.
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Also hy·per·ther·my [hahy-per-thur-mee] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi/.

Origin of hyperthermia

From New Latin, dating back to 1885–90; see origin at hyper-, therm-, -ia
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  • In such instances the novice will need to be deliberate as to his findings—whether or not hyperthermia really exists.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix

  • Some hyperthermia is to be recognized in acute inflammation, by comparing the extremities.

    Lameness of the Horse

    John Victor Lacroix


British Dictionary definitions for hyperthermia

hyperthermia

hyperthermy (ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪ)

noun
  1. pathol variants of hyperpyrexia
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Derived Formshyperthermal, adjective
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Word Origin and History for hyperthermia

n.

1878, medical Latin, from hyper- + Greek therme "heat" (see thermal).

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hyperthermia in Medicine

hyperthermia

(hī′pər-thûrmē-ə)
n.
  1. 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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Related formshy′per•thermal adj.
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hyperthermia in Science

hyperthermia

[hī′pər-thûrmē-ə]
  1. 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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