Definition of hyperthermia
: exceptionally high fever especially when induced artificially for therapeutic purposes
hyperthermicplay \ˌhī-pər-ˈthər-mik\ adjective
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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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