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Fever, rise of body temperature above normal (98.6°/37°C), but varying from 97° to 99°F (36° to 37.2°C). Fever arises due to infection or to allergic or toxic reaction, and moderate fever is actually helpful in that it speeds up the body's chemical processes and mobilizes its immunological defenses against infectious organisms.

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