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Heat stroke


  • Here are entered 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. 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 are entered under [Heat exhaustion.]
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  • Variants

    • Heatstroke
    • Sunstroke
  • Broader Terms

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  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Heatstroke
  • Sources

    • found: Amer. Heritage Dict.(sunstroke: heat stroke caused by exposure to the sun)
    • found: Web site Centers for Disease Control, National Center for Environmental Health, Health Studies Branch, Aug. 13, 2002(Heat stroke: occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature; warning signs may include extremely high body temperature, red hot and dry skin, rapid strong pulse, throbbing headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, unconsciousness)
    • found: Web site Oklahoma State University, Environmental Health and Safety, Aug. 13, 2002(Heat stroke: early symptoms include a high body temperature (103 degrees), a distinct absence of sweating (usually), hot red or flushed dry skin, rapid pulse, difficulty breathing, constricted pupils, and/all the signs or symptoms of heat exhaustion but more severe, bizarre behavior, and high blood pressure; advance symptoms may be seizure or convulsions, collapse, loss of consciousness, and a body temperature of over 108)
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered 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. 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 are entered under [Heat exhaustion.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Heat exhaustion]
  • Change Notes

    • 2002-08-13: new
    • 2002-10-02: revised
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