- * * *- malignant h. rapid onset of extremely high fever with muscle rigidity, precipitated by exogenous agents in genetically susceptible persons, especially by halothane or succinylcholine. Cf.:futile cycle. SYN: fulminant hyperpyrexia.
* * *hy·per·ther·mia .hī-pər-'thər-mē-ə n exceptionally high fever esp. when induced artificially for therapeutic purposeshy·per·ther·mic -mik adj
* * *n.2. treatment of disease by inducing fever. Compare hypothermia.
* * *hy·per·ther·mia (hi″pər-thurґme-ə) [hyper- + therm- + -ia] 1. elevation of core body temperature to above 37.2°C (99°F). 2. the raising of body temperature to between 42°C (107.6°F) and 45° C (113.0°F) for therapeutic purposes. Cf. thermotherapy. hyperthermal, hyperthermic adj
Medical dictionary. 2011.
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