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fever
Elevation of body temperature above the normal.

It may be due to physiological stresses; such as, ovulation, excess thyroid hormone secretions, or vigorous exercise; to central nervous system lesions, or infection by microorganisms; or to any of a host of noninfectious processes; such as, inflammation or the release of certain materials, as in leukemia.

Etymology: from late Old English fefor, from Latin febris, "fever", related to fovere, "to warm, to heat".

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(Latin: fever)
(Greek: fever, feverish, burning heat, hot)
(Greek: fire, burn, burning, heat, produced by heating, hot; and sometimes also referring to "fever as shown at this link")
(Greek: to smoke; smoke, mist, vapor, hot vapor, steam, cloud, fog; stupor [insensibility, numbness, dullness]; used exclusively in medicine as a reference to fever accompanied by stupor or a clouding of the mind resulting from the fever caused by a severe-infectious disease)
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algid malaria, algid pernicious fever
Falciparum malaria with gastrointestinal manifestations predominating, characterized by cold, clammy skin, and hypotension.

Falciparum malaria is characterized by paroxysms of fever occurring at irregular intervals and often by the localization of the organism in a specific organ, causing capillary blockage in the brain, lungs, intestinal mucosa, spleen, and kidneys.

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thermic fever, heat hyperpyrexia
1. Heat stroke resulting from the prolonged exposure to the sun, characterized by extreme pyrexia, prostration, convulsion, and coma.
2. A severe and often fatal illness produced by exposure to excessively high temperatures; especially, when it is related to significant physical exertion.

It is usually experienced with elevated body temperature, lack of sweating, hot dry skin, and neurologic symptoms; including unconsciousness, paralysis, headache, vertigo, and/or confusion. In severe cases, very high fever, vascular collapse, and coma also develop.

traumatic fever (s), traumatic fevers (nouns)
An increase in bodily temperature following an injury or a serious wound.
traumatopyra, wound fever (s); traumatopyras, wound fevers (pl) (nouns)
An obsolete synonym of "traumatic fever" (an increase in bodily temperature following an injury).
uveoparotid fever
Chronic inflammation of the parotid gland and uvea marked by low-grade fever, lassitude, and bilateral iridocyclitis and sometimes associated with sarcoidosis.
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yellow fever
A jaundice, or virus, known as a flavivirus, it is transmitted to humans through the bite of infected mosquitoes. People get yellow fever from the bite of an infected female mosquito which injects the yellow fever virus into the skin.

Illness ranges in severity from a self-limited febrile illness to severe hepatitis and hemorrhagic fever.

Yellow fever disease is diagnosed based on symptoms, physical findings, laboratory testing, and the possibility of exposure to infected mosquitoes. There is no specific treatment for yellow fever; care is based on which symptoms caused it.

Steps to prevent yellow fever include use of insect repellent, protective clothing, and vaccination. Yellow fever occurs primarily in tropical regions of Africa and in parts of South America; however, it is a very rare cause of illness in U.S. travelers. The last epidemic of yellow fever in North America occurred in New Orleans in 1905.

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dengue (s) (noun) [also called: breakbone fever, dandy fever, dengue fever]
An acute, infectious tropical disease caused by an arbovirus (viruses transmitted by arthropods; such as, mosquitoes and ticks) and characterized by high fever, rash, headache, and severe muscle and joint pains.
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