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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Regarding the predictive factors used to determine the severity of heat-related diseases, previous work has reported that independent risk factors for death caused by heat prostration include being elderly, being institutionalized and elderly, having cardiac diseases, living alone, and being confined to bed.
The symptoms of heat stroke or heat prostration can include a warm nose and foot pads, glazed eyes, heavy panting, rapid pulse, a dark red tongue, fever, dizziness, vomiting or diarrhea, immobility, and unconsciousness.
Tragically, Doug died of heat prostration in Big Bend National Park just as this issue of TNP was going to press.
He collapsed on the set one day and I had to get a local doctor to fudge it and say he was suffering from heat prostration.
If it is extremely hot, be very alert to the possibility of heat prostration.