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(hēt )

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 EliminationPercentage of Heat Lost
Convection and conduction15%*
Evaporation through skin25%*
Warming inspired air 3%*
Warming ingested food and water, and loss through feces and urine 2%*

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Venes, Donald, editor. "Heat." Taber's Medical Dictionary, 23rd ed., F.A. Davis Company, 2017. Taber's Online, www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/heat.
Heat. In: Venes D, ed. Taber's Medical Dictionary. 23rd ed. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/heat. Accessed August 18, 2019.
Heat. (2017). In Venes, D. (Ed.), Taber's Medical Dictionary. Available from https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/heat
Heat [Internet]. In: Venes D, editors. Taber's Medical Dictionary. F.A. Davis Company; 2017. [cited 2019 August 18]. Available from: https://www.tabers.com/tabersonline/view/Tabers-Dictionary/738690/all/heat.
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