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Malignant hyperthermia

Denborough, Michael

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Dantrolene is the drug of choice for the treatment of malignant hyperthermia (MH) and is also useful for treatment of spasticity or muscle spasms associated with several clinical conditions. The current study examines the mechanisms of dantrolene's action on skeletal muscle and shows that one of dantrolene's mechanisms of action is to block excitation-coupled calcium entry (ECCE) in both adult mouse flexor digitorum brevis fibers and primary myotubes. A second important new finding is that...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/32016
Source: Anesthesiology
DOI: 10.1124/mol.107.043299

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