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Definition of Heat syncope

Heat syncope: Sudden dizziness, feeling faint and sometimes fainting experienced after exercising in the heat. The skin appears pale and sweaty but is generally moist and cool. The pulse may be weakened, and the heart rate is usually rapid. Body temperature is normal.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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