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Unusually high body temperature.

hy′per·ther′mal adj.
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(ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪə) or


(Pathology) pathol variants of hyperpyrexia
ˌhyperˈthermal adj
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(ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi ə)

also hy′per•ther`my,

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

an abnormally high fever, sometimes induced as treatment for disease.
See also: Disease and Illness
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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
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n. hipertermia. V.: hyperpyrexia
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n hipertermia
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Malignant hyperthermia is also known to be triggered by emotional stress, heat-stroke, strenuous exercise, exertion, trauma and certain drug-induced myopathies such as "Evans Myopathy" or "King Denborough Syndrome" (Hommertzheim & Steinke, 2006).
Hyperthermia is one of the most powerful anticancer, antiviral, and antibacterial therapies available, yet it is underutilized and largely unknown in North America.
It could kill a child with hyperthermia if trapped inside a car under these conditions.
Cardiac arrests and deaths associated with malignant hyperthermia in North America from 1987 to 2006: a report from the North American malignant hyperthermia registry of the malignant hyperthermia association of the United States.
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a disease of pharmacogenetics which presents with an abnormal increase in the body's basal metabolic rate, usually after exposure to specific triggering agents such as volatile anesthetic gasses, depolarizing muscle relaxants, and rarely stressors such as heat and vigorous exercise [1].
In particular, bare magnetic particles have been used in magnetic resonance images and magnetic hyperthermia for cancer treatment, while hybrid systems (magnetic particles-smart polymer) have been mainly used as drug delivery systems [2].
"We are very pleased at having successfully passed through the first stages of the program, a step which validates the manufacturing capabilities of our partners at NanoHybrids, Inc., and the commercial potential of SivaRods for Targeted Hyperthermia. The scientific, technical, and regulatory resources of the NCL are greatly strengthening Siva's next steps toward the clinic."
"Oncothermia is basically developed from the traditional oncological hyperthermia method, one of the oldest methods in fighting diseases," said Hani Mohammed Saeed Yamani, general manager of HYE, exclusive agents of oncothermia devices in the GCC.
RYANODEX remains approved for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia in conjunction with appropriate supportive measures, and for the prevention of malignant hyperthermia in patients at high risk.
To the Editor: Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is a rare but potentially fatal, inherited skeletal muscle disorder that is mostly induced by the ingestion of the depolarizing relaxant, i.e., succinylcholine or volatile anesthetics.[sup][1] Its incidence is reportedly 1/5000 to 1/100,000 in general anesthesia patients, and children seem to be more susceptible than adults.[sup][2] According to MH treatment guidelines of the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS) and European Malignant Hyperthermia Group (EMHG), dantrolene should be administered as soon as possible in suspected case.[sup][3],[4] Unfortunately, dantrolene is not readily available worldwide.
Therefore, hyperthermia leads to redistribution of blood flow.
In general, hyperthermia is considered secondary to an infectious etiology [1, 2].

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