Medical Definition of Heat apoplexy

1. A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures, especially when accompanied by marked exertion. It can manifest by elevated body temperature, lack of sweating, hot dry skin, and neurologic symptoms; unconsciousness, paralysis, headache, vertigo, confusion. In severe cases very high fever, vascular collapse, and coma develop. Synonym: heat apoplexy, heat hyperpyrexia, malignant hyperpyrexia, thermic fever. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Heat Apoplexy

heat-seeking missile
heat-shock factor
heat-shock gene
heat-shock protein
heat-shock protein 27 kinase
heat-shock proteins 70
heat-shock proteins 90
heat-shock response
heat-shock response element
heat-stable enzyme
heat apoplexy (current term)
heat barrier
heat capacities
heat capacity
heat coagulation test
heat content
heat cramp
heat cramps
heat death
heat death of the universe
heat deaths
heat detector
heat detectors
heat dissipation
heat dump

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