hyperthermia

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

Definition of hyperthermia

: exceptionally high fever especially when induced artificially for therapeutic purposes

hyperthermic

play \ˌhī-pər-ˈthər-mik\ adjective

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Origin and Etymology of hyperthermia

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


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hyperthermia

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

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)

hyperthermic

play \-mik\ adjective

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