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hot flash

n.
A sudden brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin, experienced by many women in the period around menopause and by both women and men undergoing certain medical treatments, especially hormone treatments for breast or prostate cancer.

hot′ flash′


n.
a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause. Also called hot′ flush′.
[1905–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hot flash - sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders)
symptom - (medicine) any sensation or change in bodily function that is experienced by a patient and is associated with a particular disease
Translations

hot flash

n sofoco, bochorno, calor m, fogaje m (Carib), sensación repentina de calor que suelen sufrir las mujeres durante la menopausia
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Hot flash frequency and severity scores as recorded in patients' daily hot flash diaries fell by about 70% at 5 weeks and even further to 80% at 12 weeks of follow-up, 7 weeks after the intervention ended, reported Dr.
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