exertional myopathy


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exertional myopathy

Sports medicine A condition that may affect any individual who exercises beyond his/her normal capacity Etiology Dehydration, HIV, alcohol and illicit drug use, prescription drugs Management Short-term, nada; long-term, regular exercise ↑ mitochondria in slow-twitch muscles, allowing them to process O2 more efficiently for longer periods without damaging muscle cells
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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