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.
: 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
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heat exhaustion noun (Medical Dictionary)
: 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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