- Heat prostration
- Overheating of the body 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 hyperthermia.
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Medical dictionary. 2011.
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heat prostration — Same as heat stroke … Ballentine's law dictionary
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heat exhaustion — noun a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes • Syn: ↑heat prostration • Hypernyms: ↑heatstroke, ↑heat hyperpyrexia * * * noun : a condition characterized by faintness or fainting … Useful english dictionary
Heat exhaustion — A warning that the body is getting too hot. The person may be thirsty, giddy, weak, uncoordinated, nauseous, and sweating profusely. The body temperature is usually normal and the pulse is normal or raised. The skin is cold and clammy. Although… … Medical dictionary
heat exhaustion — a condition characterized by faintness, rapid pulse, nausea, profuse sweating, cool skin, and collapse, caused by prolonged exposure to heat accompanied by loss of adequate fluid and salt from the body. Also called heat prostration. [1935 40] * * … Universalium