State in which the body temperature of an individual is elevated above the normal range.

Related factors:

– Exposure to hot environment.
– Vigorous activity.
– Medication / anesthesia.
– Inappropriate dress.
– Illness or injury.
– Increased metabolic rate.
– Dehydration.
– Decreased ability to sweat.


Increased body temperature above the normal range.
– Red skin.
– Warm to the touch.
Respiratory rate increased.
– Tachycardia.
– Seizures.