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Fever

Fever

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Published by: Jay Dee on Jul 30, 2011
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FEVER
 
FEVER
Rise in deep body temperature associated withresettingofthebodysthermostat.
The bodys thermostat is located in thepreoptic region of the anteriorhypothalamus near the floor of the thirdventricle.
Fever represents a symptom of someunderlyingdisease.
Higher temperatures are associated withhigherincidenceofbacteremia.
 
Ex
ogenous fever producing substance (bacteria,bacterial endoto
x
ins, antigen-antibodycomple
x
es, yeast, viruses, eticholanolone) +Neutrophils. Monocytes, peritoneal lining
release endogenous pyrogens (interleukin 1,interleukin 6, tumor necrosis factor) believeto induce the synthesis of prostaglandins inthehypothalamus

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