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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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