Fever. Body temperature increases as a protective response to infection

Fever. Body temperature increases as a protective response to infection and injury. An elevated body temperature (fever) enhances the body’s defense mechanisms, although it can cause discomfort. … Certain people (such as alcoholics, the very old, and the very young) are less able to generate a fever.
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