heat prostration
noun see heat exhaustion

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • heat prostration — n. HEAT EXHAUSTION …   English World dictionary

  • heat prostration — noun a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes • Syn: ↑heat exhaustion • Hypernyms: ↑heatstroke, ↑heat hyperpyrexia * * * noun : heat exhaustion * * * Med. See …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heat prostration — Overheating of the body 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 vulnerable… …   Medical dictionary

  • heat prostration — heat′ prostra tion n. pat heat exhaustion • Etymology: 1935–40 …   From formal English to slang

  • heat prostration — Med. See heat exhaustion. [1935 40] * * * …   Universalium

  • heat prostration — Same as heat stroke …   Ballentine's law dictionary

  • heat prostration — /ˈhit prɒstreɪʃən/ (say heet prostrayshuhn) noun exhaustion and bodily distress caused by high temperatures …   Australian English dictionary

  • heat exhaustion — noun a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes • Syn: ↑heat prostration • Hypernyms: ↑heatstroke, ↑heat hyperpyrexia * * * noun : a condition characterized by faintness or fainting …   Useful english dictionary

  • Heat exhaustion — A warning that the body is getting too hot. The person may be thirsty, giddy, weak, uncoordinated, nauseous, and sweating profusely. The body temperature is usually normal and the pulse is normal or raised. The skin is cold and clammy. Although… …   Medical dictionary

  • heat exhaustion — a condition characterized by faintness, rapid pulse, nausea, profuse sweating, cool skin, and collapse, caused by prolonged exposure to heat accompanied by loss of adequate fluid and salt from the body. Also called heat prostration. [1935 40] * * …   Universalium

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