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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Unexpectedly, further work demonstrated that these mice exhibit similar uncontrolled muscle contractions - a classic heat stroke response - during exposure to high temperatures or when exercising under warm conditions.
It includes an educational video on heat stroke and open question and answer session.
The Congressionally mandated "National Assessment of Climate Change and Health," issued in 2001, foresaw greater incidence of heat stroke, malaria, yellow fever and respiratory disease as a result of global warming.
Heat stroke can result in significant diffuse tissue derangement in the body.
The poor love came over all faint and collapsed with heat stroke thanks to the Busted air conditioning unit on the band's US tour bus.
Homing officer Jackie Cashmore said: "We certainly thought we were going to lose one of the kittens because of the heat stroke.
It's the body's way of telling you to cool down before you have a heat stroke.
Heat stroke (HS) is a medical emergency characterized by hyperpyrexia, impairment of the level of consciousness, and occasionally multiorgan damage and dysfunction [1,2].
He added: "I was getting to the point of heat stroke.
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-stress illness because it can be fatal if not treated promptly.
Of the two, heat stroke is especially dangerous and requires immediate medical attention (see definition at conclusion of this brochure).
For an in-depth description of heat stroke and its symptoms see: