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What is the definition or description of: heat stroke?

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Dr. William Betts
Neurosurgery
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In brief: Heat stroke

Heat stroke occurs in a hot environment where the individual has become extremely dehydrated.
At some point the body starts to conserve water rather than sweat and virtually all natural cooling stops. The body starts to increase body temperatures above 106. It is fatal without intervention. It is a true medical emergency.

In brief: Heat stroke

Heat stroke occurs in a hot environment where the individual has become extremely dehydrated.
At some point the body starts to conserve water rather than sweat and virtually all natural cooling stops. The body starts to increase body temperatures above 106. It is fatal without intervention. It is a true medical emergency.
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Dr. Aaron Haug
Neurology

In brief: Serious heat illness

Heat stroke is the most severe manifestation of heat-related illness.
It is defined as a body temperature of greater than 40.6 °c (105.1 °f) due to heat exposure with lack of thermoregulation. Symptoms may include dry skin; rapid, strong pulse; and dizziness.

In brief: Serious heat illness

Heat stroke is the most severe manifestation of heat-related illness.
It is defined as a body temperature of greater than 40.6 °c (105.1 °f) due to heat exposure with lack of thermoregulation. Symptoms may include dry skin; rapid, strong pulse; and dizziness.
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