Fever

Alternative Names

Elevated temperature; Hyperthermia; Pyrexia

Definition of Fever

Fever is the temporary increase in the body’s temperature in response to some disease or illness.

Review

Neil K. Kaneshiro, MD, MHA, Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, University of Washington School of Medicine. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 1/29/2010

Thermometer temperature
Temperature measurement

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