Definition of hyperthermia
: exceptionally high fever especially when induced artificially for therapeutic purposes
hyperthermicplay \ˌhī-pər-ˈthər-mik\ adjective
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Heintz died two days into freshmen conditioning drills, with preliminary autopsy reports pointing to hyperthermia as the cause.
In addition to sea life such as sharks and jellyfish, there is hyperthermia (too cold) and hypothermia (overheating), waves, currents and the mental stamina required to stay focused and avoid panic.
Research has shown that hyperthermia deaths in football often occur early in conditioning drills, in the morning, with linemen being the most susceptible.
In 2016, there were a total of 39 juvenile vehicular hyperthermia deaths nationwide, including two in Alabama.
Negative side effects of tropicamide abuse can include hallucinations, kidney pain, hyperthermia, tremors and suicidal feelings.
The man was rescued and taken to the hospital to be treated for hyperthermia.
The right degree of cortical cooling has proven effective, but cortical hyperthermia can actually worsen cortical trauma.
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Origin and Etymology of hyperthermia
New Latin, from hyper- + therm- + -ia
First Known Use: 1887See Words from the same year
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)
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