What Is Malignant Hyperthermia?

By james
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As warm-blooded creatures, it is natural that our bodies are quite warm. This heat is generated through different processes, including the metabolism of our food and the movement of our muscles. While this heat is important to us, however, it is possible for us to become too hot.

Various medical conditions and illnesses can cause us to heat up too much. It can also be caused by a reaction to certain substances, including some anesthetics. Malignant hyperthermia is a condition where a reaction to anesthetics can cause the body to become very hot, and it can be very dangerous for the patient.

1. Malignant Hyperthermia

Drugs have been developed because they help us, in a wide variety of different ways. They can make us feel better, they can help us to live for longer, and they can even save our lives on some occasions. Despite all the good they do for us, however, they are not without their downsides.

One of the potential downsides of drugs is that some people can have bad reactions to them. One such example is malignant hyperthermia, which is a reaction to drugs that are usually used for anesthesia. The reaction can cause some very severe complications for the patient and it can be fatal in some cases.

Malignant Hyperthermia

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