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Descriptor English:   Heat Stroke 
Descriptor Spanish:   Golpe de Calor 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Golpe de Calor 
Synonyms English:   Heatstroke
Heat Strokes
Heatstrokes
Stroke, Heat
Strokes, Heat  
Tree Number:   C26.522.500
Definition English:   A condition caused by the failure of body to dissipate heat in an excessively hot environment or during PHYSICAL EXERTION in a hot environment. Contrast to HEAT EXHAUSTION, the body temperature in heat stroke patient is dangerously high with red, hot skin accompanied by DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly. 
Indexing Annotation English:   SUNSTROKE is also available
History Note English:   96 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BL blood CF cerebrospinal fluid
CI chemically induced CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SU surgery TH therapy
UR urine VE veterinary
VI virology  
Record Number:   32736 
Unique Identifier:   D018883 

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