Definition of Hyperthermia

1. Noun. Abnormally high body temperature; sometimes induced (as in treating some forms of cancer).

Exact synonyms: Hyperthermy
Generic synonyms: Physical Condition, Physiological Condition, Physiological State
Specialized synonyms: Hyperpyrexia
Antonyms: Hypothermia



Definition of Hyperthermia

1. Noun. (pathology) The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature caused by a failure of the heat-regulating mechanisms of the body to deal with the heat coming from the environment. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Hyperthermia

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Medical Definition of Hyperthermia

1. Abnormally high body temperature, especially that induced for therapeutic purposes. Origin: Gr. Therm = heat This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Hyperthermia

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1. A Manual of General Or Experimental Pathology for Students and Practitioners by Walter Sydney Lazarus-Barlow (1904)
"The nucleus (ii) hyperthermia frOm is large, and the nucleolus clearly marked. v ' " r ... Besides hyperthermia from exposure to high external temperature, ..."

2. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: Diagnosis and Treatment: Clinical Practice by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"hyperthermia and Thermal Therapy hyperthermia and thermal therapy of the prostate utilize electromagnetic waves with a frequency greater than 200 MHz ..."

3. U. S. Navy Diving Manual: Air Diving (1999)
"The signs and symptoms of hyperthermia are covered in Chapter Three. As a general guideline, any diving operations conducted in water warmer than 82°F ..."

4. The U. S. Coal Industry, 1970-1990: Two Decades of ChangeTech (1992)
"hyperthermia is encountered more commonly during dive preparation where a diver, ... The symptoms of hyperthermia include heat exhaustion (see Section ..."

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