Definition of hyperthermia in English:


Line breaks: hyper|ther¦mia
Pronunciation: /ˌhʌɪpəˈθəːmɪə


[mass noun] Medicine
The condition of having a body temperature greatly above normal.
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  • Dantrolene is used to treat malignant hyperthermia, a condition that bears striking clinical resemblance to NMS.
  • Furthermore, the use of hypothermia blankets is associated with large temperature fluctuations and rebound hyperthermia.
  • In some cases, hyperthermia (high body temperature) and convulsions can lead to death, according to NIDA.


late 19th century: from hyper- 'beyond' + Greek thermē 'heat'.



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  • Heart rate, cardiac output, and minute ventilation increase under hyperthermic conditions, while visceral perfusion decreases.
  • Based on these findings, irrigation fluids should approximate body temperature to avoid hypothermic or hyperthermic injury.
  • She had become increasingly hyperthermic throughout the night.

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