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hyperthermia

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

Definition of hyperthermia

  1. :  exceptionally high fever especially when induced artificially for therapeutic purposes

hy·per·ther·mic play \-mik\ adjective


Origin of hyperthermia

New Latin, from hyper- + therm- + -ia


First Known Use: 1887


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hyperthermia

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

Medical Definition of hyperthermia

  1. 1:  elevated temperature of the body (as that occurring in heatstroke)—see malignant hyperthermia

  2. 2:  the artificial heating of all or part of the body (as in diathermy) for therapeutic purposes (as to treat cancer)

  3. hy·per·ther·mic \-mik\play adjective




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