Heat stroke: a review

Aviat Space Environ Med. 1976 Mar;47(3):280-301.

Abstract

Heat stroke is a complex clinical picture caused by extreme elevation of body temperature and is especially prevalent in hot climates. The danger of heat stroke has apparently always accompanied unacclimatized man on his way through arid zones, and was often the cause of man's fatal adventures in the desert. Large numbers of unacclimatized urban dwellers have suffered when the urban areas have been involved in heat waves. Heat stroke has also been a major problem in hot industrial environments. This paper is a review of pertinent literature on this subject.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Acclimatization
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Animals
  • Body Temperature
  • Body Temperature Regulation
  • Brain / physiopathology
  • Dehydration / complications
  • Electrolytes / metabolism
  • Endocrine Glands / physiopathology
  • Erythrocytes / physiopathology
  • Fibrinolysis
  • Halothane / adverse effects
  • Heart / physiopathology
  • Heat Exhaustion* / diagnosis
  • Heat Exhaustion* / etiology
  • Heat Exhaustion* / mortality
  • Heat Exhaustion* / pathology
  • Heat Exhaustion* / physiopathology
  • Heat Exhaustion* / prevention & control
  • Heat Exhaustion* / therapy
  • Hexamethonium Compounds / adverse effects
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Malignant Hyperthermia / etiology
  • Obesity / complications
  • Physical Exertion
  • Physical Fitness
  • Sweating

Substances

  • Electrolytes
  • Hexamethonium Compounds
  • Halothane