heatstroke


heat·stroke

noun \ˈhēt-ˌstrōk\

medical : a serious condition that happens when someone has been in high temperatures for a long time and that causes a person to stop sweating, have a very high body temperature, and become exhausted or unconscious

Full Definition of HEATSTROKE

:  a condition marked especially by cessation of sweating, extremely high body temperature, and collapse that results from prolonged exposure to high temperature — compare heat exhaustion

First Known Use of HEATSTROKE

1874

heat·stroke

noun \ˈhēt-ˌstrōk\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HEATSTROKE

: a condition marked especially by cessation of sweating, extremely high body temperature, and collapse that results from prolonged exposure to high temperature—compare heat exhaustion

heatstroke

noun    (Concise Encyclopedia)

Debility caused by exposure to heat and humidity, usually for many hours, called sunstroke when caused by direct sunlight. Body temperature is 106–110°F (41–43°C) or higher. Perspiration almost stops, leading to the rapid temperature rise, collapse, and coma. Cooling with ice-water baths or packs, with massage to promote circulation, is urgent to save the victim's life. Even after body temperature drops, circulatory disorder and brain damage may cause death. See also heat exhaustion.

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