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I would like to know what is the meaning of "Heatstroke" in English and what is the correct translation in Spanish?
I saw this term in a list of ethnobotanic uses.
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Meaning of Heatstroke
Heat stroke, also known as sun stroke, is a severe heat illness, defined as hyperthermia with a body temperature greater than 40.6 °C (105.1 °F) because of environmental heat exposure with lack of thermoregulation. This is distinct from a fever, where there is a physiological increase in the temperature set point of the body. The term "stroke" in "heat stroke" is a misnomer in that it does not involve a blockage or hemorrhage of blood flow to the brain. Preventive measures include drinking plenty of cool liquids and avoiding excessive heat and humidity, especially in unventilated spaces such as parked cars that can overheat quickly. Treatment requires rapid physical cooling of the body. - See link


Heatstroke in Spanish is Insolación (enfermedad)
Se llama insolación, icto solar, ictus solis o infarto de calor a la enfermedad producida en la cabeza por el excesivo calor del sol. - See link


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Definition of Heatstroke in a medical dictionary (Thefreedictionary) - See link.
See the definition of Heatstroke in the Oxford dictionaries - See link.
Search PubMed (US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health) for the term Heatstroke - See link.
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