heat exhaustion


heat exhaustion

noun

medical : a condition that happens when someone is too active in extremely hot conditions and that causes a person to sweat and feel very weak, dizzy, etc.

Full Definition of HEAT EXHAUSTION

:  a condition marked by weakness, nausea, dizziness, and profuse sweating that results from physical exertion in a hot environment —called also heat prostration — compare heatstroke

First Known Use of HEAT EXHAUSTION

1939

heat exhaustion

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEAT EXHAUSTION

: a condition marked by weakness, nausea, dizziness, and profuse sweating that results from physical exertion in a hot environment—called also heat prostration; compare heatstroke

heat exhaustion

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Response of the body to excessive heat. The body temperature rises moderately and heavy perspiration persists. Heat exhaustion results from inadequate water and salt intake and can lead to dehydration and collapse. It may progress to heatstroke if not treated by lying down in a cool place and drinking fluids, preferably water with salt added.

Variants of HEAT EXHAUSTION

heat exhaustion or heat prostration

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