malignant hyperthermia

noun

: a rare inherited condition characterized by a rapid, extreme, and often fatal rise in body temperature following the administration of general anesthesia

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“Malignant hyperthermia.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/malignant%20hyperthermia. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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