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Heat Stroke MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Heat Stroke
Tree Number(s)
C26.522.500
Unique ID
D018883
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D018883
Annotation
SUNSTROKE is also available
Scope Note
A condition caused by the failure of body to dissipate heat in an excessively hot environment or during PHYSICAL EXERTION in a hot environment. Contrast to HEAT EXHAUSTION, the body temperature in heat stroke patient is dangerously high with red, hot skin accompanied by DELUSIONS; CONVULSIONS; or COMA. It can be a life-threatening emergency and is most common in infants and the elderly.
Entry Term(s)
Heatstroke
NLM Classification #
QT 150
Previous Indexing
Heat Exhaustion (1966-1995)
Public MeSH Note
1996; for HYPERTHERMIA see FEVERS 1984-2020
History Note
1996; for HYPERTHERMIA use FEVERS 1984-2020
Date Established
1996/01/01
Date of Entry
1994/12/27
Revision Date
2020/02/28
Heat Stroke Preferred
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