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Saturday, October 06, 2007

CAUSES OF HYPERTHERMIA


Hyperthermia may have many causes. Some are shown in the picture above. The hypothalamus is the temperature regulating center of the brain. Injury to this part of the brain may result in hyperthermia. Antipyretics are used to decrease the temperature and prevent hyperthermia. Cooling measures like a cooling blanket are also used.
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