What Is Hyperthermia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms & Treatment

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What is 'normal' body temperature?

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1. The most serious level of hyperthermia is _____.

2. You're working in the garden on a warm summer day, and suddenly you feel dizzy. What just happened?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Everyone who's been out in the sun too long can tell you that too much heat can make you feel sick. But few people know the specific dangers of overheating the body, a condition known medically as hyperthermia. This assessment will go over some of the characteristics of hyperthermia, such as the different levels of severity and ways to treat it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • The normal human body temperature
  • The most severe level of hyperthermia
  • The symptoms of different hyperthermia levels
  • How to lower someone's body temperature

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - recall information from the attached lesson on the definition and characteristics of hyperthermia
  • Reading comprehension - check to ensure that you understand the causes and symptoms of hyperthermia, and especially the different levels of severity
  • Knowledge application - apply your knowledge of hyperthermia to identify some of the different levels based on symptoms given in the questions

Additional Learning

Learn some more facts about hyperthermia with the attached lesson called What Is Hyperthermia? - Definition, Causes & Symptoms & Treatment. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The definition of hyperthermia
  • Causes of hyperthermia
  • Types and symptoms
  • How to treat it
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