hyperthermy

hyperthermia

[hahy-per-thur-mee-uh]
noun
1.
Pathology. abnormally high fever.
2.
Medicine/Medical. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat.
Also, hyperthermy [hahy-per-thur-mee] .


Origin:
1885–90; < Neo-Latin; see hyper-, therm-, -ia

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hyperthermia or hyperthermy (ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪə, ˌhaɪpəˈθɜːmɪ)
 
n
pathol variants of hyperpyrexia
 
hyperthermy or hyperthermy
 
n
 
hyper'thermal or hyperthermy
 
adj

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hyperthermia hy·per·ther·mi·a (hī'pər-thûr'mē-ə)
n.
Extremely high fever or body temperature, especially when therapeutically induced.


hy'per·ther'mal adj.
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hyperthermia   (hī'pər-thûr'mē-ə)  Pronunciation Key 
An abnormally high body temperature, usually resulting from infection, certain drugs and medications, or head injury. Hyperthermia is sometimes created intentionally to treat diseases, especially some cancers. Compare hypothermia.
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