Medical Dictionary


noun fe·ver \ˈfē-vər\

Medical Definition of FEVER

:  a rise of body temperature above the normal whether a natural response (as to infection) or artificially induced for therapeutic reasons
:  an abnormal bodily state characterized by increased production of heat, accelerated heart action and pulse, and systemic debility with weakness, loss of appetite, and thirst
:  any of various diseases of which fever is a prominent symptom—see yellow fever, typhoid fever
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