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fever Full Definition

fever Full Definition

fever Full Definitions
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Fever /ˈfiːvə/noun
: an abnormally high body temperature, usually accompanied by shivering, headache, and in severe instances, delirium.
also known as pyrexia and febrile response, is defined as having a temperature above the normal range due to an increase in the body’s temperature set point. There is not a single agreed-upon upper limit for normal temperature with sources using values between 37.2 and 38.3 °C (99.0 and 100.9 °F) in humans.
: an abnormal elevation of body temperature, usually as a result of a pathologic process.

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