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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.

heatstroke

(ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk)
n
(Pathology) a condition resulting from prolonged exposure to intense heat, characterized by high fever and in severe cases convulsions and coma. See sunstroke

heat•stroke

(ˈhitˌstroʊk)

n.
a disturbance of the temperature-regulating mechanisms of the body caused by overexposure to excessive heat, resulting in headache, fever, hot and dry skin, and rapid pulse, sometimes progressing to delirium and coma. Compare heat exhaustion.
[1870–75]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.heatstroke - collapse caused by exposure to excessive heatheatstroke - collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat
collapse, prostration - an abrupt failure of function or complete physical exhaustion; "the commander's prostration demoralized his men"
heat exhaustion, heat prostration - a condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes
insolation, siriasis, sunstroke, thermic fever - sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat
Translations
lämpöhalvaus

heatstroke

[ˈhiːtstrəʊk] N (Med) → insolación f

heatstroke

[ˈhiːtˌstrəʊk] n (Med) → colpo di calore

heatstroke

n insolación f, golpe m de calor
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HYDERABAD -- The scorching heat of current hot spell not only increased dehydration and food poisoning cases, but also bring the people down from heatstroke, the most severe form of heat related illness.
ISLAMABAD -- Sindh health department on Tuesday has completed all arrangements to deal with heatstroke in Karachi as special units have been formed in 13 different hospitals to control the situation.
Summary: Children who locked up in the car can die of heatstroke if the car is parked in a narrow area or exposed to sunrays.
Unlike humans, dogs and cats don't release heat by sweating, leaving them particularly susceptible to heatstroke, which can make them seriously ill within minutes," said Dr Lila Miller, Veterinary Adviser at the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA).
TWO toddlers in north Texas died of heatstroke after they were allegedly left by their mother in her hot car for several hours to teach them a lesson.
Children have also died from heatstroke in cars with temperatures as low as 60 degrees.
A 71-year-old woman is the third person to die the last few days from heatstroke, it was reported on Wednesday.
Heatstroke occurs when the body overheats and is usually a result of prolonged exposure to high temperatures.
Heat exhaustion is generally the early stage of the more deadly heatstroke.
WITH temperatures in April breaking all records of the past eight years in Gurugram, the district administration has decided to set up a control room to minimise the loss of lives due to heatstroke.
In heatstroke, the body's ability to control its temperature fails, so it becomes dangerously overheated.
Dr Huw Stacey, director of clinical services at Vets4Pets, said: "Pets will be at high risk of suffering from heatstroke, so owners need to take the necessary precautions to help keep their pets as cool as possible.