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hyperpyrexia

n. a rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C). See fever.

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A Dictionary of Biomedicine

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2010
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... Arbitrarily, a body temperature above ~41 °C. See heat exhaustion ; malignant hyperthermia...

hyperpyrexia

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Concise Medical Dictionary (9 ed.)

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2015
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... n. a rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C). See fever...

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A Dictionary of Nursing (7 ed.)

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...hyperpyrexia [hy-per-py- reks -iă] n. a rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C). See fever ....

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n. a rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C). See fever.
heat exhaustion

heat exhaustion  

A heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and poor salt and water replenishment. It is less severe than heat stroke (heat hyperpyrexia) in which ...
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A Dictionary of Biomedicine

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2010
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...exhaustion A heat-related illness that can develop after several days of exposure to high temperatures and poor salt and water replenishment. It is less severe than heat stroke (heat hyperpyrexia) in which there may be coma, convulsions, and elevated core...

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A Supplementary Dictionary of Anaesthesia

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2013
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...It is commonly used as a constituent of * Moffett's solution in ENT surgery. When the toxic dose of 3mg/kg is exceeded, myocardial ischaemia, infarction, and arrhythmias may occur. Other side effects include central nervous system excitation followed by depression, hyperpyrexia, * anaphylaxis , hallucinations, dependence, rhabdomyolysis, and disseminated intravascular coagulation. [Arthur J. Moffett ( 1904–95 ), UK...

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A Dictionary of Anaesthesia (2 ed.)

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2017
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...used as a constituent of Moffett's solution in ear–nose–throat (ENT) surgery. When the toxic dose of 3 mg/kg is exceeded, myocardial ischaemia, infarction, and arrhythmias may occur. Other side effects include central nervous system excitation followed by depression, hyperpyrexia , anaphylaxis , hallucinations, dependence, rhabdomyolysis , and disseminated intravascular coagulation . [Arthur J. Moffett ( 1904–95 ), UK...

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The Oxford Companion to the Body

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2003
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...muscular exercise. In excessive heat exposure , normal temperature regulation is defeated, resulting in heat stroke . In other circumstances any deviation from the norm in an upward direction constitutes fever. Fever, or pyrexia , refers to a rise of up to 40.5°C and hyperpyrexia to a greater rise. Above about 41.5°C a person loses orientation and may become unconscious. In some diseases the word ‘fever’ is incorporated into the common names, such as in puerperal, scarlet, typhoid, and yellow fevers, indicating that a rise in termperature is...

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