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heatstroke

heatstroke (het´strok)

A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures, especially when accompanied by marked exertion; characterized by headache, vertigo, confusion, hot dry skin, and a slight rise in body temperature; in severe cases very high fever, vascular collapse, and coma develop.heat apoplexy (1), heat hyperpyrexia, malignant hyperpyrexia, thermic fever;

 

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