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Heat exhaustion


  • Here are entered works on a condition caused by excessive water loss through sweating, characterized by symptoms such as clammy skin, rapid weak pulse, and low to normal blood pressure. Works on a condition caused by failure of the body's temperature control system, characterized by symptoms such as hot and dry skin, rapid strong pulse, high blood pressure and extremely high body temperature are entered under [Heat stroke.]
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  • Variants

    • Collapse, Heat
    • Exhaustion, Heat
    • Heat collapse
    • Heat prostration
    • Prostration, Heat
    • Sunstroke
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat: First aid for heat stroke and heat exhaustion, 1981.
    • found: Heat exhaustion, 1999.
    • found: MESH online, July 19, 2002(effect of excessive exposure to heat; may occur from exposure to the sun's heat; marked by subnormal temperature, with dizziness, etc.; heat collapse; heat prostration; Sunstroke: is a form of heat exhaustion)
    • found: Web. 3(Sunstroke; heat prostration)
    • found: Web site Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, Aug. 13, 2002(Heat exhaustion: warning signs include heavy sweating, paleness, muscle cramps, tiredness, weakness, dizziness, headache, nausea or vomiting, fainting. The skin may be cool and moist. The victim's pulse rate will be fast and weak, and breathing will be fast and shallow.)
    • found: Web site Oklahoma State University, Environmental Health and Safety, Aug. 13, 2002(symptoms of heat exhaustion include headache, heavy sweating, intense thirst, dizziness, fatigue, loss of coordination, nausea, impaired judgment, loss of appetite, hyperventilation, tingling in hands or feet, anxiety, cool moist skin, weak and rapid pulse, and low to normal blood pressure)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on a condition caused by excessive water loss through sweating, characterized by symptoms such as clammy skin, rapid weak pulse, and low to normal blood pressure. Works on a condition caused by failure of the body's temperature control system, characterized by symptoms such as hot and dry skin, rapid strong pulse, high blood pressure and extremely high body temperature are entered under [Heat stroke.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Heat stroke]
  • Change Notes

    • 2002-07-19: new
    • 2002-09-17: revised
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