heat stroke






noun

  1. a disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive heat, resulting in fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma.

noun

  1. a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and comaSee sunstroke

n.

  1. A severe condition caused by impairment of the body’s temperature-regulating abilities, resulting from prolonged exposure to excessive heat and characterized by cessation of sweating, severe headache, high fever, hot dry skin, and, in serious cases, collapse and coma.

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