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Can you explain these terms pyrexia hyperpyrexia hyperthermia?
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
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In brief: Fever/high body temp
Pyrexia means fever, hyperpyrexia means high fever, and hyperthermia means increased body temperature from any cause (such as heat exposure, heatstroke which interferes with sweating and normal body-cooling mechanisms, certain medications, etc.
).

In brief: Fever/high body temp
Pyrexia means fever, hyperpyrexia means high fever, and hyperthermia means increased body temperature from any cause (such as heat exposure, heatstroke which interferes with sweating and normal body-cooling mechanisms, certain medications, etc.
).
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