Hyperthermia

This therapy deliberately creates fever in the patient in order to utilize the natural healing response.

Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia is elevated body temperature due to failed thermoregulation that occurs when a body produces or absorbs more heat than it dissipates. Extreme temperature elevation then becomes a medical emergency requiring immediate treatment to prevent disability or death. The most common causes include heat stroke and adverse reactions to drugs. Th...
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hyperthermia

<clinical sign> Abnormally high body temperature, especially that induced for therapeutic purposes. ... Origin: Gr. Therm = heat ... (18 Nov 1997) ...
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hyperthermia

(from the article `therapeutics`) Some tumours are more sensitive than the surrounding healthy tissue to temperatures around 43° C (109.4° F). Sensitivity to heat is increased in the ...
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hyperthermia

(hi″pәr-thur´me-ә) greatly increased body temperature; see also fever. Called also hyperpyrexia. adj., hyperther´mal, hyperther´mic., adj. malignant hyperthermia a syndrome affecting patients undergoing general anesthesia, marked by rapid rise in body temperatur...
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hyperthermia

(hyper- + Gr. therm heat + -ia) abnormally high body temperature, especially that induced for therapeutic purposes.
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hyperthermia

Abnormally elevated body temperature; also, a method of heating tumors to lethal temperatures in an attempt to kill tumor cells.
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hyperthermia

Abnormally high body temperature. This may be caused as part of treatment, by an infection, or by exposure to heat.
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Hyperthermia

an abnormally high body temperature
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Hyperthermia

An abnormally high body temperature. This is a serious medical emergency that requires immediate hospitalisation. Body temperatures above 40°C (104°F) are considered life-threatening
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Hyperthermia

heat stroke which occurs when the body produces or absorbs more heat than it can dissipate, body temperature climbs uncontrollably. Can result in death.
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hyperthermia

hyperthermia, hyperthermy 1. Therapeutically induced hyperpyrexia. 2. Characterized by excess heat; of very high temperature. 3. The condition of having a body temperature substantially above the normal either as a result of natural causes or artificially induced (e.g. for therapeutic purposes).
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Hyperthermia

Increased body temperature that can result from heat stroke.
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Hyperthermia

Our Hyperthermia Main Article provides a comprehensive look at the who, what, when and how of Hyperthermia Hyperthermia: Overheating of the body. This may be due to extreme weather conditions. Unrelieved hyperthermia can lead to collapse and death, particularly in the elderly. Prevention via air conditioning, ventilation, and drinking extra water i...
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hyperthermia

Type: Term Pronunciation: hī-per-ther′mē-ă Definitions: 1. Therapeutically or iatrogenically induced hyperpyrexia.
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Hyperthermia

Unusually high body temperature that can result from heat stroke.
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hyperthermia

[n] - abnormally high body temperature
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