First Known Use of heatstroke
HEATSTROKE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of heatstroke for English Language Learners
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
Medical Definition of heatstroke
: a life-threatening condition characterized by cessation of sweating with inadequate elimination of body heat, extremely high temperature, rapid pulse, hot dry skin, flaccid muscles, delirium, collapse, and coma and resulting from prolonged exposure to high environmental temperature which causes a dysfunction of the temperature-regulating mechanism of the body—see sunstroke; compare heat exhaustion
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