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hyperthermia

noun hy·per·ther·mia \ˌhī-pər-ˈthər-mē-ə\

Definition of HYPERTHERMIA

:  exceptionally high fever especially when induced artificially for therapeutic purposes
hy·per·ther·mic \-mik\ adjective

Origin of HYPERTHERMIA

New Latin, from hyper- + therm- + -ia
First Known Use: 1887

hyperthermia

noun hy·per·ther·mia \ˌhī-pər-ˈthər-mē-ə\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HYPERTHERMIA

1
:  elevated temperature of the body (as that occurring in heatstroke)—see malignant hyperthermia
2
:  the artificial heating of all or part of the body (as in diathermy) for therapeutic purposes (as to treat cancer)
hy·per·ther·mic \-mik\ adjective

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