from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Abnormally high fever.
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- n. An excessive and unusual elevation of set body temperature greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F), or extremely high fever.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A condition of excessive fever; an elevation of temperature in a disease, in excess of the limit usually observed in that disease.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a high degree of pyrexia or fever.
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- n. extremely high fever (especially in children)
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The term hyperpyrexia is used when the temperature shows a tendency to remain at
A patient-consent form warning of hyperpyrexia after a procedure, for example, might be translated to an abnormally high fever.
If the atmosphere is as warm or warmer than the skin during times of high humidity, the blood is brought to the surface of our body and it cannot lose its heat, resulting in a condition called hyperpyrexia.
OTHER NAMES: Heat hyperpyrexia, sunstroke, thermic fever.
OTHER NAMES: High temperature, hyperpyrexia, hyperthermia.
Cardiovascular collapse, hyperpyrexia, and sudden death have been reported in such patients.
Stuporous patients are unable to eat or drink and, if untreated,, can develop severe dehydration, hemoconcentration, hyperpyrexia, ketosis, and eventually cardiovascular collapse and death.
I believe that it has also been fashionable in the so called cases of hyperpyrexia to immerse the patient in a bath varying in temperature from 60° to 98° Fahr.
Later, signs of increased intra-cranial tension develop: unconsciousness deepening into coma, paralysis of ocular muscles, rapid pulse, Cheyne-Stokes respiration, and sometimes hyperpyrexia.
Sometimes it rises as high as 106° or 108° F. -- _cerebral hyperpyrexia_