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1. The condition or sensation of being hot; opposite of cold. 2. Higher than normal body temperature; generalized fever or localized warmth caused by an infection. Calor (fever), dolor (pain), rubor (redness), and tumor (swelling) are the four classic signs of inflammation. SEE: febrile convulsion; SEE: fever 3. Estrus. 4. Energy that increases the temperature of surrounding tissues or objects by conduction, convection, or radiation. SEE TABLE: Elimination of Body Heat Elimination of Body Heat
Mode of Elimination
Percentage of Heat Lost
Convection and conduction
Evaporation through skin
Warming inspired air
Warming ingested food and water, and loss through feces and urine
Venes, Donald, editor. "Heat." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Nursing Central, nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/specific_heat.
Heat. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/specific_heat. Accessed July 23, 2019.
Heat. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/specific_heat
Heat [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 July 23]. Available from: https://nursing.unboundmedicine.com/nursingcentral/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/specific_heat.
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