heat stroke


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heat stroke

or heat·stroke  (hēt′strōk′)
n.
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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As temperatures continue to rise, Health Secretary Francisco Duque III yesterday reminded the public to take precautionary measures to prevent heat stroke.
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The talk is designed for workers working in hot environments, to enhance their awareness of heat stroke prevention.
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Heat stroke is severe and needs to be treated by a medical professional.
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Commissioner directed the officials concerned to take measures for preventing masses from heat stroke.