heat cramps

plural noun

Definition of heat cramps

: a condition that is marked by sudden development of cramps in skeletal muscles and that results from prolonged work or exercise in high temperatures accompanied by profuse perspiration with loss of sodium chloride from the body

Examples of heat cramps in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In other more severe cases, extreme heat can also lead to heat illness, like heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heat stroke. Sarah Fielding, Health.com, 26 Oct. 2021 Overexposure to high heat can cause heat cramps and heat exhaustion, and lead to heatstroke without intervention, Sawtelle said. Laura Daniella Sepulveda, The Arizona Republic, 11 Sep. 2021 People are advised to be careful as the weather poses a risk of heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Mackenzie Brower, The Arizona Republic, 9 Sep. 2021 Extreme heat can cause heat stroke, heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash. Sylvia Goodman, The Courier-Journal, 31 Aug. 2021 Extreme heat can cause medical issues, including breathing problems, heat stroke, heat cramps. BostonGlobe.com, 12 Aug. 2021 Heat illness can take a variety of forms, according to the Harford County Health Department, including heat fatigue, heat syncope (sudden dizziness after exercising in the heat), heat cramps, heat exhaustion or the most serious, heat stroke. baltimoresun.com, 10 Aug. 2021 Mild dehydration and heat cramps — muscle pain or spasms — may be early signs that your body is not reacting well to the environment, said Matthew Levy, an associate professor of emergency medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Washington Post, 3 July 2021 During extreme heat, the National Weather Service recommends avoiding strenuous activities, wearing light clothing and watching out for heat cramps, heat exhaustion and heat stroke. Jordan Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 10 July 2021 See More

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1938, in the meaning defined above

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“Heat cramps.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/heat%20cramps. Accessed 28 Jun. 2022.

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heat cramps

noun plural

Medical Definition of heat cramps

: a condition that is marked by sudden development of cramps in skeletal muscles and that results from prolonged work or exercise in high temperatures accompanied by profuse perspiration with loss of sodium chloride from the body

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