heat prostration


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Related to heat prostration: heat exhaustion, heat stroke, sunstroke, heat cramps

heat prostration:

see heat exhaustionheat exhaustion,
condition caused by overexposure to sunlight or another heat source and resulting in dehydration and salt depletion, also known as heat prostration. The symptoms are severe headaches, weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, and sometimes unconsciousness.
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; heatstrokeheatstroke,
profound disturbance of the heat-regulating mechanism of the body, also known as sunstroke. It is characterized by extremely high body temperatures and sometimes by convulsions and coma.
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That was the summer when at least 500 Worcester County residents died of heat prostration and sunstroke, when 600 horses dropped dead on the streets of New York City, when a traveler from Southbridge to Worcester counted 20 dead horses on the way, when big plants like the Worcester Corset Company and Whittall Carpets closed their doors, and when the thermometer hit 105 several times.
Pedestrians collapsed of heat prostration on downtown streets, and when the heat wave ended, the death toll attributed to it stood near 100.
There were times when someone would pass out from heat prostration and we would have one hell of a job dragging the limp body out of the confined space.