Definition of Hot flash
1. Noun. Sudden brief sensation of heat (associated with menopause and some mental disorders).
Definition of Hot flash
1. Noun. A sudden, but brief, sensation of heat over the entire body; a common symptom of the menopause. ¹
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Medical Definition of Hot flash
1. Colloquialism for one of the vasomotor symptoms of the climacteric that may involve the whole body as a flash of heat; also used interchangeably with hot flush. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Hot flash
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1. Current Issues in Women's Health by Food and Drug Administration, DIANE Publishing Company, United States (1994)
"Although it is known that the hot flash (or "vasomotor flush," as doctors sometimes ... Many women describe the hot flash as an intense feeling of heat. ..."
2. Mammalian Models for Research on Aging by Bennett J. Cohen, Institute Of Laboratory Animal Resources, National Research Council Staff (1981)
"... of the flushing and perspiration suggest a central hypothalamic origin of the hot flash. It has been postulated that the hot flash represents an inap- ..."
3. The American Journal of Obstetrics and Diseases of Women and Children (1901)
"Probably the most annoying symptom, affecting almost every patient more or less, was what is commonly called the hot flash. It appeared to be involuntary, ..."
4. North American Anura: Life-histories of the Anura of Ithaca, New Yorkby Albert Hazen Wright by Albert Hazen Wright (1914)
"A male tree-toad hit on the head by hot flash-light powder. 5. A series of tree-toads from tadpole to transformed tree-toad. Dorsal aspect. XI- PLATE XV. ..."
5. The Menopause, Hormone Therapy, and Women's Health by 52003012847, Office of Technology Assessment, United States, Congress (1992)
"The vasomotor symptoms of the hot flash (which may persist from 5 to 10 years or ... Night sweats, the nocturnal version of the hot flash, are usually ..."
6. The Contemporary Review (1871)
"A hot flash seems to burn across the brain. Men in these intense states of mind have altered all history, changed for better or worse .the creed of myriads, ..."