Definition of hyperthermia in English:

hyperthermia

noun

Medicine
  • The condition of having a body temperature greatly above normal.

    • ‘Extracorporeal whole body hyperthermia has been utilized for a number of clinical conditions.’
    • ‘In some cases, hyperthermia (high body temperature) and convulsions can lead to death, according to NIDA.’
    • ‘Thyroid storm is a rare disorder characterized by hypertension, hyperthermia, and multiple systems involvement.’
    • ‘Furthermore, the use of hypothermia blankets is associated with large temperature fluctuations and rebound hyperthermia.’
    • ‘Dantrolene is used to treat malignant hyperthermia, a condition that bears striking clinical resemblance to NMS.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from hyper- beyond + Greek thermē heat.

Pronunciation:

hyperthermia

/ˌhīpərˈTHərmēə/