Definition of heatstroke in English:

heatstroke

noun

  • A condition marked by fever and often by unconsciousness, caused by failure of the body's temperature-regulating mechanism when exposed to excessively high temperatures.

    • ‘Medications have shown little efficacy in treating heatstroke.’
    • ‘Having heat exhaustion or heatstroke makes you more vulnerable to hot conditions for about a week afterwards.’
    • ‘Shock may result from trauma, heatstroke, allergic reactions, severe infection, poisoning or other causes.’
    • ‘Worse, you may risk such dangerous conditions as heatstroke (dangerously high body temperature) and heart failure.’
    • ‘This is why one uncontrollably shivers during very cold temperatures, heat exhaustion or even heatstroke, as the body can no longer maintain a safe core temperature.’
    • ‘Wet clothing is used to reduce the temperature in heatstroke.’
    • ‘Failure to arrest the process during heat exhaustion could lead to the more deadly condition of heatstroke.’
    • ‘If not treated promptly, heat exhaustion may evolve into heatstroke, a deadly form of heat illness.’
    • ‘Left untreated, these symptoms can develop into heatstroke.’
    • ‘This is a comprehensive source of information that helps surfers diagnose ailments, from altitude sickness to heatstroke, advises on first aid and discusses issues such as exercise programmes.’
    • ‘Evidence of central nervous system dysfunction should trigger a diagnosis of heatstroke rather than heat exhaustion.’
    • ‘Heat-related illnesses are preventable, and physicians can help ensure their patients' safety by reviewing the article and patient education handout on heatstroke and heat exhaustion.’
    • ‘According to his mother, Bechler had a history of heat-related illnesses, having suffered heatstroke on two occasions during his high school career.’
    • ‘Most of the victims were poor - small farmers, elderly people, rickshaw pullers and street vendors - who succumbed to heatstroke and dehydration in temperatures that reached 49 degrees Celsius.’
    • ‘The three types of heat-induced illnesses include heat strain, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke.’
    • ‘Preparation for and understanding of heatstroke can help prevent much of its associated morbidity and mortality.’
    • ‘If you have heatstroke, your temperature will be very high.’
    • ‘Feeling thirsty is the initial symptom of heatstroke, which reflects that the body is short of fluids.’
    • ‘It is important to remember that heat exhaustion, if not promptly treated, can lead to heatstroke, and that the two conditions may overlap, making vigilance of the utmost importance.’
    • ‘Prolonged dehydration can lead to heat exhaustion or even heatstroke, as the body can no longer maintain a safe core temperature.’

Pronunciation:

heatstroke

/ˈhētˌstrōk/