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Medical Term:

malignant hyperthermia

 

Definition: rapid onset of extremely high fever with muscle rigidity, precipitated by exogenous agents in genetically susceptible people, especially by halothane or succinylcholine.

Synonym(s): fulminant hyperpyrexia

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