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Unusually high body temperature.

hy′per·ther′mal adj.


(ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol variants of hyperpyrexia
ˌhyperˈthermal adj


(ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi ə)

also hy′per•ther`my,

1. abnormally high fever.
2. treatment of disease by the induction of fever.

hyperthermia, hyperthermy

an abnormally high fever, sometimes induced as treatment for disease.
See also: Disease and Illness
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.hyperthermia - abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer)
physical condition, physiological condition, physiological state - the condition or state of the body or bodily functions
hyperpyrexia - extremely high fever (especially in children)
hypothermia - subnormal body temperature


n. hipertermia. V.: hyperpyrexia


n hipertermia
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He said this while talking to media at Abbasi Shaheed Hospital on Sunday where he enquired about the health of the people affected by sun-stroke.
Meanwhile, Sindh Chief Minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah on Tuesday expressing his sympathy with the victims of the sun-stroke and those who lost their lives, said measures were being taken to address the situation on strong grounds.
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Whether working inside or out the threat of sunburn, sun-stroke, heat exhaustion and the impact of glare are all issues which must be taken seriously in the workplace.
There will only be one newcomer -Ulster prop forward Simon Best makes his full competitive debut - while Anthony Horgan, who played against Samoa in June but had to come off after half-time after suffering sun-stroke, gets his chance.
The boy, clearly already suffering sun-stroke after spending far too long under the household tanning machine, thinks he is going to cover 20 miles a day.