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Medical Term:


Pronunciation: sun'strok


A form of heatstroke resulting from undue exposure to the sun's rays, probably caused by the action of actinic rays combined with high temperature; symptoms are those of heatstroke, but often without fever.

Synonym(s): heliosis, ictus solis, insolation2, siriasis, solar fever2

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