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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Vladutiu (2) investigated CPT activity in seven patients with susceptibility to malignant hyperthermia (MIT) and concluded that individuals with MH may show deficiencies in CPT activity of varying severity.
Malignant hyperthermia (MH) is an acute pharmacogenetic disorder, which develops during or immediately after the application of general anaesthesia.
He also serves on a national emergency hotline for physicians, sponsored by the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States.
They nevertheless remain extremely useful tools for both basic research and confirmation that a specific mutation has a functional effect on calcium homeostasis, the most important criterion for DNA-based diagnosis of malignant hyperthermia susceptibility.
A suggested association between FSS and malignant hyperthermia is not supported by review of the literature, though abnormal responses to suxamethonium and volatile agents are well described.
Newborns of malignant hyperthermia susceptible parents have normal vital signs after delivery.
Miraculously he recovered completely, becoming the first recorded person to survive what we now know as malignant hyperthermia.
Malignant hyperthermia status, age, duration of anaesthesia, anaesthetic technique, type of procedure, intraoperative and postanaesthesia care unit observations and complications were recorded.
Rosenberg helped create the Malignant Hyperthermia Association of the United States (MHAUS), to share knowledge concerning MH with physicians, nurses, clinicians, patients and families and to provide guidance for diagnosis and treatment.
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.

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