Definition of Hyperpyrexia

1. Noun. Extremely high fever (especially in children).




Definition of Hyperpyrexia

1. n. A condition of excessive fever; an elevation of temperature in a disease, in excess of the limit usually observed in that disease.

Definition of Hyperpyrexia

1. Noun. (medicine) An excessive and unusual elevation of set body temperature greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F), or extremely high fever. ¹

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Definition of Hyperpyrexia

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Medical Definition of Hyperpyrexia

1. Exceptionally high fever either in comparison of the fever usually accompanying a particular disease or absolutely (as in heatstroke). This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hyperpyrexia

hyperproductive
hyperproinsulinaemia
hyperprolactinaemia
hyperprolactinaemias
hyperprolactinaemic amenorrhoea
hyperprolactinemia
hyperprolactinemias
hyperproliferation
hyperproliferative
hyperprolinaemia
hyperproteinaemia
hyperproteosis
hyperpure
hyperpyretic
hyperpyrexia (current term)
hyperpyrexial
hyperpyrexias
hyperqualified
hyperquantivalent idea
hyperradical
hyperrational
hyperrationality
hyperreactive
hyperreactive malarious splenomegaly
hyperreactivity
hyperreactor
hyperreactors
hyperreal
hyperreal number

Literary usage of Hyperpyrexia

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1. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1894)
"Treatment of hyperpyrexia.—Dr. Donald WC Hood directs special attention to the danger of treating the hyper- ..."

2. Edinburgh Medical Journal (1872)
"Ox THB TREATMENT OF hyperpyrexia BY THE EXTERNAL APPLICATION OF COLD.—In a very interesting and exhaustive paper upon this subject, ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1907)
"Cerebrospinal Meningitis of the Apoplectic Type, with hyperpyrexia.— HF WARNER (Brit. Med. Jmir., 1907, i, 992) reports the case of a girl aged ten, ..."

4. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1881)
"A CASE OF hyperpyrexia. A young woman, aged twenty-three years, was admitted to ... The bursts of hyperpyrexia are ushered in by severe pain in the head, ..."

5. The Retrospect of Practical Medicine and Surgery: Being a Half-yearly edited by William Braithwaite, James Braithwaite, Edmond Fauriel Trevelyan (1897)
"ACUTE PNEUMONIA WITH hyperpyrexia. By SAMUEL WEST, MD, FRCP, ... [Dr. West records a very interesting case in which the hyperpyrexia was treated with ..."

6. Transactions of the American Pediatric Society by American Pediatric Society (1895)
"CASES OF hyperpyrexia. ... The unstable condition of the heat-regulating centres in early life renders hyperpyrexia at this time a common symptom. ..."

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