Hyperpyrexia: Definition, Causes & Symptoms Video


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Hyperpyrexia is defined as when the body's temperature is greater than _____

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1. Which part of the body acts as the 'thermostat' for the body, through temperature regulation?

2. What symptoms would you expect to see in a patient with hyperpyrexia?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

These assessment tools will test how well you understand the characteristics of hyperpyrexia. The quiz questions will ask you about topics like the reaction the body has when suffering from hyperpyrexia and the common cause of hyperpyrexia.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on the following:

  • The body temperature that defines hyperpyrexia
  • The body's 'thermostat'
  • Symptoms of hyperpyrexia
  • Most common cause of hyperpyrexia
  • Body's reaction to hyperpyrexia

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz let you practice the following skills:

  • Reading comprehension- ensure that you draw the most important information from the related hyperpyrexia lesson
  • Information recall- access the knowledge you've gained regarding the symptoms of hyperpyrexia
  • Knowledge application- use your knowledge to answer questions about the causes of hyperpyrexia

Additional Learning

To review concepts related to this condition, read through the brief lesson called Hyperpyrexia: Definition, Causes & Symptoms. This lesson will help you with the following objectives:

  • Identify what hyperpyrexia is and understand why it is considered a medical emergency
  • Recall the importance of temperature regulation in the body
  • Know how to recognize whether someone is experiencing hyperpyrexia