Hyperpyrexia Hy`per*py*rex"i*a, n. [NL. See {Hyper-}, and {Pyrexia}.] (Med.) A condition of excessive fever; an elevation of temperature in a disease, in excess of the limit usually observed in that disease. [1913 Webster]

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  • hyperpyrexia — [hī΄pər pī rek′sē ə] n. [ModL < HYPER + PYREXIA] a very high fever hyperpyretic [hī΄pər pīret′ik] adj …   English World dictionary

  • Hyperpyrexia — SignSymptom infobox Name = Hyperpyrexia, NOS ICD10 = ICD10|R|50|9|r|50 ICD9 = ICD9|780.6 ICDO = Caption = OMIM = MedlinePlus = eMedicineSubj = eMedicineTopic = DiseasesDB = In medicine, hyperpyrexia is an excessive and unusual elevation of set… …   Wikipedia

  • hyperpyrexia — noun Etymology: New Latin Date: 1875 exceptionally high fever (as in a particular disease) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hyperpyrexia — hyperpyretic /huy peuhr puy ret ik/, hyperpyrexial, adj. /huy peuhr puy rek see euh/, n. Pathol. an abnormally high fever. [1865 70; HYPER + PYREXIA] * * * …   Universalium

  • hyperpyrexia — noun An excessive and unusual elevation of set body temperature greater than or equal to 41°C (105.8°F), or extremely high fever. See Also: pyrexia …   Wiktionary

  • hyperpyrexia — Extremely high fever. [hyper + G. pyrexis, feverishness] fulminant h. SYN: malignant hyperthermia. heat h. SYN: heatstroke. malignant h. SYN: heatstroke. * * * hy·per·py·rex·ia pī rek sē ə n …   Medical dictionary

  • hyperpyrexia — n. abnormally high fever (Medicine) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • hyperpyrexia — hy·per·pyrexia …   English syllables

  • hyperpyrexia — n. a rise in body temperature above 106°F (41.1°C). See: fever …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • hyperpyrexia — hy•per•py•rex•i•a [[t]ˌhaɪ pər paɪˈrɛk si ə[/t]] n. pat an abnormally high fever • Etymology: 1865–70 hy per•py•ret′ic ˈrɛt ɪk hy per•py•rex′i•al, adj …   From formal English to slang

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