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Hyperpyrexia vs. Hyperthermia

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Hyperpyrexianoun

(medicine) An excessive and unusual elevation of set body temperature greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F), or extremely high fever.

Hyperthermianoun

(pathology) The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment.

Hyperpyrexianoun

A condition of excessive fever; an elevation of temperature in a disease, in excess of the limit usually observed in that disease.

Hyperthermianoun

(medicine) The therapeutic application of heat to a patient.

Hyperpyrexianoun

extremely high fever (especially in children)

Hyperthermianoun

abnormally high body temperature.

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Hyperthermianoun

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

Hyperthermia

Hyperthermia, also known simply as overheating, is a condition in which an individual's body temperature is elevated beyond normal due to failed thermoregulation. The person's body produces or absorbs more heat than it dissipates.

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