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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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an acute pathological state of humans and animals caused by a disturbance of brain functions as a result of the direct action of the sun’s rays on the head. In humans, structural and functional changes occur in the subcortical and truncal parts of the brain, which regulate respiration, blood circulation, temperature balance, and the level of wake fulness and sleep. The changes are manifested by headache, vomiting, lethargy, an increase in body temperature (sometimes higher than 40°C), convulsions, agitation, and disturbances of the pulse and respiration. In severe cases coma develops. First aid includes moving the sunstroke victim to shade and cooling him with cold compresses and wet packs. In severe cases artificial respiration is administered.


Heat stroke resulting from prolonged exposure to the sun, characterized by extreme pyrexia, prostration, convulsion, and coma. Also known as thermic fever.


heatstroke caused by prolonged exposure to intensely hot sunlight
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On Wednesday, a woman in her late 80s died of sunstroke while working in the fields.
Doctors and para medical staff has been put on high alert position to counter any emergency situation while directives were issued for establishment of special wards in all the major hospitals for patients of sunstroke, dehydration and gastro ailments.
Hundreds of thousands of commuters travel on the roof racks of minibuses of Karachi every day and they could be easy prey to sunstroke due to direct exposure to extreme heat.
Clear the shelves of your local chemist while stocking up on the key essentials to keep your child from having to visit the local A&E through a mixture of sunburn, hayfever, sunstroke or the sorts of summer allergies that leave them with heads which resemble their out-sized cartoon selves.
He thought he was suffering from sunstroke," said Deb.
Thiruvananthapuram: At least two persons were victims of sunstroke in Kerala as the state continued to reel under a scorching summer that is threatening its electric power supplies in the coming months.
RORY McILROY overcame what he thinks was a touch of sunstroke to move into a share of the halfway lead at the World Tour Championship in Dubai yesterday.
According to Pakistan Institute of Medical Science's (PIMS) record, over 900 patients are visiting daily the outdoor patient department (OPD) of the hospital with complaints such as sunstroke, dehydration, loose motion, gastro and upset stomach.
Due to the scorching heat in different parts of Sindh, many people were shifted to hospitals due to sunstroke and affected the indoor and outdoor business activities.
They are suffering from heat stroke, sunstroke or dehydration.
Remember: you could still suffer sunstroke, even if you are drinking enough water.
A neighbour's pigs even suffered from sunstroke last week.