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Introduction: Sunstroke

Description of Sunstroke

Sunstroke (medical condition): Heat exhaustion and collapse from heat exposure...more »

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  »Introduction: Heatstroke
  »Symptoms of Heatstroke
  »Treatments for Heatstroke

Sunstroke: sudden prostration due to exposure to the sun or excessive heat.
Source: WordNet 2.1

Sunstroke: Overexposure to heat or overexertion most common in old age or infancy but especially in the elderly, accompanied by convulsions, delusions, or coma. It is treated by cooling the body and replacing fluids and salts. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992, p282)
Source: Diseases Database

Sunstroke: Heat stroke caused by exposure to the sun. It is characterized by dangerously high BODY TEMPERATURE; red, hot skin; DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly.
Source: MeSH 2007

Sunstroke: Related Topics

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Sunstroke as a Disease

Sunstroke: Another name for Heatstroke (or close medical condition association).
  »Introduction: Heatstroke
  »Symptoms of Heatstroke
  »Treatments for Heatstroke

Sunstroke: Related Diseases

Sunstroke: Sunstroke is listed as a type of (or associated with) the following medical conditions in our database:

Symptoms of Sunstroke (Heatstroke)

Some of the symptoms of Sunstroke incude:

Treatments for Sunstroke (Heatstroke)

Treatments for Sunstroke (Heatstroke) include:

Treatment of Sunstroke: For more treatment information about Sunstroke, see treatment of Heatstroke (Sunstroke)

Sunstroke as a Symptom

Sunstroke (symptom): body's heat regulation system fails due to...more »

Sunstroke (symptom): See Sunstroke (symptom information).

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Sunstroke: Related Disease Topics

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Terms Similar to Sunstroke:

Source: Diseases Database

Source - WordNet 2.1

Broader terms for Sunstroke

Source - MeSH 2007

Source - WordNet 2.1

The following terms can be used for Sunstroke

Source: CRISP

Hierarchical classifications of Sunstroke

The following list attempts to classify Sunstroke into categories where each line is subset of the next.

WordNet 2.1

  • heat hyperpyrexia,heatstroke
  • health problem,ill health,unhealthiness
  • pathological state
  • condition,status
  • state

Source: WordNet 2.1

MeSH 2007 Hierarchy:

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