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hot flash

a sudden, temporary sensation of heat experienced by some women during menopause.
Also called hot flush.
Origin of hot flash
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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hot-flash in Medicine

hot flash n.
A sudden, brief sensation of heat, often over the entire body, caused by a transient dilation of the blood vessels of the skin and experienced by some menopausal women. Also called hot flush.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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