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- n. A severe case of hyperthermia in which body temperature rises above 40.8°C or 105.1 °F.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A physiological disturbance caused by exposure to excessive heat, resulting in rapid pulse, hot dry skin, and fever, leading to loss of consciousness.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Collapse or fever caused by exposure to excessive heat of the atmosphere. See sunstroke.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
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Dr. Jury: As the name implies, heatstroke is a very severe heat-related problem.
Dr. Jury: The main sign of heatstroke is a high temperature.
The SFSU study points out that heatstroke occurs when a person's body temperature exceeds 104 degrees F.
Heat exhaustion can lead to heatstroke, which is a true medical emergency.
"You can count on that, providing I don't drop dead from heatstroke, that is."
Illnesses such as heatstroke, asthma and allergies are the more obvious outcomes of a warmer and more polluted planet, but Epstein says an increase in infectious diseases such as malaria and West Nile virus may also be linked to the greenhouse effect.
CHICAGO, July 20/PRNewswire-USNewswire/-- With recent temperatures climbing well above 90 degrees, AARP is reminding individuals to check in on elderly family members, friends, and neighbors who may be at particular risk of heat-related health problems such as heatstroke and heat exhaustion.
The kind of heatstroke that threatens elderly and frail people living in unair-conditioned houses can develop slowly over several days, according to an article in American Family Physician.
"heatstroke" as a cause of death to keep a lid on the statistics.
"We received the order not to use the diagnosis 'heatstroke'.