Fever  

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"I felt a little ill and called Dr. Symmachus.
Well, you came, Symmachus, but you brought 100 medical students with you.
One hundred ice-cold hands poked and jabbed me.
I didn't have a fever, Symmachus, when I called you –but now I do.
--Book V, No. 9 of The Epigrams, Martial

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Fever (also known as pyrexia or febrile response) is one of the most common medical signs and is characterized by an elevation of body temperature above the normal range due to an increase in the temperature regulatory set-point. This increase in set-point triggers increased muscle tone and chills.

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