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Heat-Related Illnesses

  • Ruvendra D. Shah
Chapter

Abstract

  • Regulation of body temperature involves thermosensors, the central nervous system (CNS) and thermoregulatory effectors.

  • Heat exhaustion and heatstroke should be considered extremes of a spectrum of response to heat stress.

  • Immediate cooling is the cornerstone of management of heatstroke.

Keywords

Heat Stress Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome Malignant Hyperthermia Cold Water Immersion Hepatic Transaminase 
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© Springer India 2016

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Division of Emergency Medicine, School of Clinical MedicineUniversity of Kwa-Zulu NatalDurbanSouth Africa

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