Definition of Thermic fever
1. Noun. Sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat.
Generic synonyms: Heat Hyperpyrexia, Heatstroke
Derivative terms: Insolate
Medical Definition of Thermic fever
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)
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Literary usage of Thermic fever
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1. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"A REPORT OF NINETY-TWO CASES OF thermic fever TREATED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA ... THE 92 cases of thermic fever upon which this report is based occurred in the ..."
2. Transactions of the Association of American Physicians by Association of American Physicians (1902)
"A REPORT OF NINETY-TWO CASES OF thermic fever TREATED AT THE PENNSYLVANIA ... THE 92 coses of thermic fever upon which this report is based occurred in the ..."
3. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General by Thomas Spencer Baynes (1888)
"undoubtedly the ardent or thermic fever of Indian practice, the heat-apoplexy, heat-stroke, or sunstroke, is the direct result of an upset or disintegration ..."
4. A Text-book of medicine for students and practitioners by Adolf von Strümpell (1901)
"After death, due chiefly to abnormally high temperature—that is to say, in cases of thermic fever—the heart, and especially the left ventricle, ..."
5. The Prophylaxis and Treatment of Internal Diseases: Designed for the Use of by Frederick Forchheimer (1906)
"SUNSTROKE (Insolation, Heat Exhaustion, thermic fever) PROPHYLAXIS Whatever may be the view maintained as to the direct agent producing this form of disease ..."
6. Special Pathology and Diagnostics: With Therapeutic Hints by Charles Godlove Raue (1882)
"Insulatio, Sunstroke, thermic fever. Whether it bo, according to von Grauvogl, a want of water in the blood; or according to HC Wood, a paralysis of the ..."