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  Heat



Heat

   The form of energy and the sensation of an increase in temperature. Its interest in medicine is largely with reference to its physiological effects, its therapeutic use, and its use in procedures in physics and physical chemistry.



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Hearts
The hollow, muscular organ that maintains the circulation of the blood.

Hearts, Artificial
A pumping mechanism that duplicates the output, rate, and blood pressure of the natural heart. It may replace the function of the entire heart or a portion of it, and may be an intracorporeal, extracorporeal, or paracorporeal heart. (Dorland, 28th ed)

Heat Loss
The processes of heating and cooling that an organism uses to control its temperature.

Heat Cramps
A group of conditions due to overexposure to or overexertion in excess environmental temperature. It includes heat cramps, which are non-emergent and treated by salt replacement; HEAT EXHAUSTION, which is more serious, treated with fluid and salt replacement; and HEAT STROKE, a condition most commonly affecting extremes of age, especially the elderly, accompanied by convulsions, delusions, or coma and treated with cooling the body and replacement of fluids and salts. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

Heat Cramp
A group of conditions due to overexposure to or overexertion in excess environmental temperature. It includes heat cramps, which are non-emergent and treated by salt replacement; HEAT EXHAUSTION, which is more serious, treated with fluid and salt replacement; and HEAT STROKE, a condition most commonly affecting extremes of age, especially the elderly, accompanied by convulsions, delusions, or coma and treated with cooling the body and replacement of fluids and salts. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992)

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Heartworm Disease
Infection with nematodes of the genus DIROFILARIA, usually in animals, especially dogs, but occasionally in man.

Heartwater Diseases
A tick-borne septicemic disease of ruminants caused by Cowdria ruminantium.

Heart-Lung Transplantations
The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.

Heart-Lung Transplantation
The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.

Heart-Lung Graftings
The simultaneous, or near simultaneous, transference of heart and lungs from one human or animal to another.

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