Hyperthermia: Overheating of the body. This may be due to extreme weather conditions. Unrelieved hyperthermia can lead to collapse and death, particularly in the elderly. Prevention via air conditioning, ventilation, and drinking extra water is the key for vulnerable persons. In emergency cases, injections of saline solution and rapid cooling of the body may be needed. Also known as heatstroke or heat prostration.
Library > Literature & Language > Dictionary ( hÄ« ' pÉ™r-thÃ»r ' mÄ“-É™ ) n. Unusually high body temperature. hyperthermal hy ' perÂ·ther ' mal adj.
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Hyperthermia. Hyperthermia means a body temperature that is higher than normal. High body temperatures are often caused by illnesses, such as fever or heat stroke.