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thirst fever

 

Definition: an elevation of temperature in infants after reduction of fluid intake, diarrhea, or vomiting; probably caused by reduced available body water, with reduced heat loss by evaporation; an analogous condition in adults is seen when exertion is continued in the face of dehydration.

Synonym(s): dehydration fever, exsiccation fever, inanition fever

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