hyperthermia
hyperthermia hyperthermia, hyperthermy hyperthermy . abnormally high body temperature.

Syn: hyperthermy. [WordNet 1.5]


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  • Hyperthermia — An analog medical thermometer showing a temperature of 38.7 °C (101.7 °F) ICD 9 …   Wikipedia

  • hyperthermia — 1878, medical Latin, from HYPER (Cf. hyper ) + Gk. therme heat (see THERMAL (Cf. thermal)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • hyperthermia — [hī΄pər thʉr′mē ə] n. hyperpyrexia, esp. if induced to combat an illness: also hyperthermy …   English World dictionary

  • 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 is the key for… …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperthermia — noun Etymology: New Latin, from hyper + therm + ia Date: 1887 exceptionally high fever especially when induced artificially for therapeutic purposes • hyperthermic adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperthermia — /huy peuhr therr mee euh/, n. 1. Pathol. abnormally high fever. 2. Med. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat. Also, hyperthermy /huy peuhr therr mee/. [1885 90; < NL;… …   Universalium

  • hyperthermia — noun The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. Syn: heatstroke Ant: hypothermia …   Wiktionary

  • hyperthermia — n. abnormally high body temperature …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperthermia — [ˌhʌɪpə θə:mɪə] noun Medicine the condition of having a body temperature greatly above normal. Derivatives hyperthermic adjective Origin C19: from hyper + Gk thermē heat …   English new terms dictionary

  • hyperthermia — hy·per·ther·mia …   English syllables

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