Inanition fever

Inanition fever --> thirst fever

An elevation of temperature in infants after reduction of fluid intake, diarrhoea, or vomiting; probably caused by reduced available body water, with reduced heat loss by evaporation; an analogous condition in adults is seen when exertion is continued in the face of dehydration.

Synonym: dehydration fever, exsiccation fever, inanition fever.

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