[hahy-per-thur-mee-uh] /ˌhaɪ pərˈθɜr mi ə/

Pathology. abnormally high fever.
Medicine/Medical. treatment of disease by the induction of fever, as by the injection of foreign protein or the application of heat.
(pathol) variants of hyperpyrexia

1878, medical Latin, from hyper- + Greek therme “heat” (see thermal).

hyperthermia hy·per·ther·mi·a (hī’pər-thûr’mē-ə)
Extremely high fever or body temperature, especially when therapeutically induced.
hy’per·ther’mal adj.
An abnormally high body temperature, usually resulting from infection, certain drugs and medications, or head injury. Hyperthermia is sometimes created intentionally to treat diseases, especially some cancers. Compare hypothermia.


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