malignant hyperthermia

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Noun1.malignant hyperthermia - hereditary condition in which certain anesthetics (e.g., halothane) cause high body temperatures and muscle rigiditymalignant hyperthermia - hereditary condition in which certain anesthetics (e.g., halothane) cause high body temperatures and muscle rigidity
autosomal dominant disease, autosomal dominant disorder - a disease caused by a dominant mutant gene on an autosome

ma·lig·nant hy·per·ther·mi·a

n. hipertermia maligna, brote de fiebre extremadamente alta llegando a alcanzar 106°F o 41°+ C. V.: fulminating hyperpirexia.
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A case of neuroleptic malignant syndrome: in vitro muscle comparison with malignant hyperthermia.
Functional and genetic characterization of clinical malignant hyperthermia crises: A multi-centre study.
A major factor in the care of the malignant hyperthermia patient is the early detection (Brooks, 1997).
After the surgical procedure had been completed, Fatmah suddenly developed Malignant Hyperthermia (MH).
There is concern that anesthetic agents used in ECT may worsen NMS or produce malignant hyperthermia.
Just after the Catastrophic event of Malignant Hyperthermia.
He was referred to a paediatrician in accordance to hospital protocol for evaluation of any musculoskeletal disease which can increase the susceptibility of malignant hyperthermia (MH), but no such disease was found.
4,11] (b) Malignant hyperthermia shares two core symptoms with NMS--hypothermia and muscle rigidity [12,13]--but, unlike NMS, the other common symptoms of malignant hypothermia include hemoglobinuria, myoglobinuria, heart abnormalities (induced by hyperkalemia), and cyanosis.
But for people who have malignant hyperthermia, a hereditary disease that's triggered by certain drugs used for general anesthesia, it can also be dangerous.
Mutations in RYR (ryanodine receptor) genes have been linked to environmentally triggered disorders in humans including malignant hyperthermia (Pessah et al.
Patients who are malignant hyperthermia (MH) susceptible or have suspected MH susceptibility must be carefully managed during general anaesthesia, in order to avoid triggering a potentially fatal MH crisis.
Nearly 20% of the children experienced neurological complications including headache, encephalitis (inflammation of the brain), polyneuropathy (multiple nerve problems), seizures, and malignant hyperthermia (extremely high fever).

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