heatstroke heatstroke

Definition(s):

  • (n) collapse caused by exposure to excessive heat

Usage(s):

  1. A lawsuit contends California is failing to protect laborers in its hugely profitable agricultural sector from often deadly heatstroke.
  2. Korey Stringer's tragic end reminds us that heatstroke can hit with surprising speed.
  3. For good reason: higher temperatures and longer immersions can bring on heatstroke, as the body vainly tries to maintain the normal internal temperature of 98.

News

  1. Eat This Tonight: light, spicy, and cool summer fare

    Charleston's been feeling like the inside of an oven lately, leaving us looking for lighter fare and a way to keep cool. Here are a few flavorful picks to help you avoid heatstroke in the summer heat. Talk about two birds and one stone.
    on June 15, 2013     Source: Charleston City Paper

  2. A few hot tips: Be smart and stay safe to beat rising East Texas temperatures

    High body temperature: A body temperature of 104 degrees or higher is the main sign of heatstroke. Not sweating: In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, skin may feel moist.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Longview News-Journal

  3. Summer temperatures arrive, experts offer tips on how to beat the heat

    High body temperature: A body temperature of 104 F or higher is the main sign of heatstroke. Not sweating: In heatstroke brought on by hot weather, your skin will feel hot and dry to the touch. However, in heatstroke brought on by strenuous exercise, your skin may feel moist.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: The Longview News-Journal

Quotes

  1. "Far be it from me to be critical, but I find it really appalling that, this year, thousands of dogs will die of heatstroke inside parked cars", says Cowell, who appears in the ad with his canine pal Claude. "Never leave your dog inside a...
    on Aug 11, 2006 By: Simon Cowell Source: PETA.org.uk (press release)

  2. Saying he felt it was important for him to be certified since he is "a father and a teammate," Leinart added: "You never know when it can happen. In football, we've had people pass away from heatstroke or whatever, and maybe it was because...
    on Mar 10, 2008 By: Matt Leinart Source: USA Today

  3. Still, the experience was a step up from playing on a small, uncovered stage in 2004, when Harmer said they "were beyond sweating and near heatstroke."
    on Jun 14, 2008 By: Nick Harmer Source: Arizona Republic

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