Definitions

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  • n. abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)

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Examples

  • Besides killing cancer cells, hyperthermy reduced the tolerance of cancer cells to chemotherapy.

    THE NATURAL REMEDY BIBLE

  • Lastly, the anaphylactic reaction is on the whole one of hypothermy, while the tuberculin injection on tuberculous subjects always causes hyperthermy.

    Charles Richet - Nobel Lecture

  • At a meeting of the Association of American Physicians in 1895, Jacobi of New York reported a case of hyperthermy reaching 148o F.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

  • At a meeting of the Association of American Physicians in 1895, Jacobi of New York reported a case of hyperthermy reaching 148 degrees F.

    Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine

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