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Heatstroke- Exam #1
Terms in this set (4)
Signs and Symptoms of Heatstroke
- giddiness, confusion, delirium, excess thirst, nausea, muscle cramps, visual disturbances, and even incontinence.
Change in Vital Signs, due to heatstroke
Increase heart rate and lowered blood pressure.
What is the most important sign of heatstroke and why?
hot, dry skin.
This is because victims of heatstroke do not sweat because of severe electrolyte loss and hypothalamic malfunction.
What is heatstroke?
when the body overheats and temperature is not being regulated properly
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