heat stroke (hiːt strəʊk)
- a serious medical condition that is liable to develop in hot environments when the
body is unable to cool off naturally and the internal temperature rises to dangerous
Example Sentences Including 'heat stroke'
But be wary - in the short term, ecstasy can cause the body temperature to rise, leading to heat stroke and possible collapse.
Sun, News of the World (2001)
Few English summer evenings in front of an open fire cause heat stroke -- perhaps once each millennium.
SUMMER OF SECRETS (2003)
I think he would have done; but he died suddenly of heat stroke.
ON CATS (2002)
Loss of control of the heating mechanism may cause three troubles: heat cramp, heat exhaustion or heat stroke.
Times, Sunday Times (2004)
Orioles pitching prospect Steve Bechler died last Monday of heat stroke , a day after he fell during running drills.
Globe and Mail (2003)
Overdoses can be fatal, resulting in heart failure and extreme heat stroke.
New Zealand Herald (2003)
There may also be increased susceptibility to heat or to heat stroke.
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