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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
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 Elimination||Percentage of Heat Lost|
|Convection and conduction||15%*|
|Evaporation through skin||25%*|
|Warming inspired air||3%*|
|Warming ingested food and water, and loss through feces and urine||2%*|