EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun . 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.
hy·per·ther·my [hahy-per- thur-mee] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi/
Origin of hyperthermia
dating back to
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In such instances the novice will need to be deliberate as to his findings—whether or not
hyperthermia really exists.
hyperthermia is to be recognized in acute inflammation, by comparing the extremities. British Dictionary definitions for hyperthermia hyperthermia hyperthermy ( ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪ) Derived Forms hyperthermal, 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 [hī′pər-thûr ′mē-ə] n. Abnormally high body temperature, usually resulting from infection, medication, or head injury, and sometimes brought about intentionally to treat diseases, especially certain cancers. Related forms hy′per•ther ′mal adj.
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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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