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Diseases » Heat exhaustion » Glossary
 

Glossary for Heat exhaustion

  • Child health conditions: Any medical conditions typically afflicting children.
  • Collapse: Physical or mental process shutdown
  • Dehydration: Loss of fluids in the body
  • Electrolyte imbalance: impairment in the level of electrolytes in the body
  • Exercise: The use of the human muscles to improve ones health
  • Fatigue: Excessive tiredness or weakness.
  • Fever: Elevation of the body temperature above the normal 37 degrees celsius
  • Headache: In medicine a headache or cephalalgia is a symptom of a number of different conditions of the head and sometimes neck. Some of the causes are benign while others are medical emergencies. It ranks among the most common pain complaints
  • Heat cramps: Muscle cramps related to exertion
  • Heat exhaustion: Overheating of the body with exhaustion or collapse
  • Heatstroke: Heat exhaustion and collapse from heat exposure
  • Hepatocellular jaundice: A condition which is characterized by jaundice due to injury or damage to the hepatocellular cells of the liver
  • Hyperthermia: Hyperthermia is an increase in body temperature in the context of an unchanged thermoregulatory point in the brain.
  • Hyperventilation: Excessively rapid breathing causing blood gas imbalances
  • Low blood pressure: Blood pressure that is too low
  • Muscle cramps: A condition which is characterized by the uncontrolled contractions of muscles
  • Myocarditis: Inflammation of the myocardium (muscle walls of the heart)
  • Other conditions resulting from external causes: Medical conditions caused by some external event, such as in the environment.
  • Prostration: Extreme exhaustion and fatigue.
  • Purpura: Various bruising conditions where small blood vessels hemorrhage
  • Rhabdomyolysis: Skeletal muscle injury or death, which releases muscle fibres into the blood.
  • Senior health conditions: Medical conditions affecting seniors, male or female.
  • Slow heartbeat: Excessively slow heart beat (slow pulse) called "bradycardia"
  • Sweating: Sweating more than normal
  • Vomiting: Vomiting or retching symptoms.
  • Weakness: Symptoms causing weakness of the body

 

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