Definition of Heat prostration

1. Noun. A condition marked by dizziness and nausea and weakness caused by depletion of body fluids and electrolytes.

Exact synonyms: Heat Exhaustion
Generic synonyms: Heat Hyperpyrexia, Heatstroke



Medical Definition of Heat prostration

1. A form of heat illness that results when the victim is dehydrated (fluid depleted). Common symptoms include: fatigue, lightheadedness, nausea, vomiting, headache, rapid heartbeat and lowered blood pressure. (27 Sep 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat Prostration

heat of combustion
heat of compression
heat of condensation
heat of crystallization
heat of dissociation
heat of evaporation
heat of formation
heat of fusion
heat of hydration
heat of solidification
heat of solution
heat of sublimation
heat of transformation
heat of vaporisation
heat of vaporization
heat prostration (current term)
heat pump
heat pumps
heat rash
heat rate
heat ray
heat resistant
heat rigor
heat shield
heat sink
heat sinks
heat stress disorder
heat stroke
heat transfer
heat transfer efficiency

Literary usage of Heat prostration

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1. Special Bulletin by New York (State). Dept. of Labor (1920)
"heat prostration, frost bite, fainting, dizziness, nervous breakdown, strain and contraction of communicable disease may be compensatable accidents ..."

2. Handbook of Therapy by Oliver Thomas Osborne, Morris Fishbein (1920)
"heat prostration AND SUNSTROKE It is customary to divide the cases of illness due to excessive exposure to high temperature into two "lasses: one is ..."

3. The Principles of Therapeutics by Oliver Thomas Osborne (1921)
"heat prostration—HEAT STROKE This condition presents an entirely different set of symptoms from those of sunstroke. It is a collapse that may be fatal, ..."

4. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Another form of affection resulting from exposure to heat is HEAT EXHAUSTION, or heat prostration, in which there is a very different set of symptoms. ..."

5. Manual of Static Electricity in X-ray and Therapeutic Uses by Samuel Howard Monell (1897)
"Benefits to patients treated by static electricity. Chronic effects of shock. Methods of treating patients. Chronic effects of heat prostration. ..."

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