rhabdomyolysis

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rhabdomyolysis

 [rab″do-mi-ol´ĭ-sis]
disintegration of striated muscle fibers with excretion of myoglobin in the urine. See also crush syndrome.

rhab·do·my·ol·y·sis

(rab'dō-mī-ol'i-sis), Avoid the mispronunciation rhabdomyoly'sis.
An acute, fulminating, potentially fatal disease of skeletal muscle that entails destruction of muscle, as evidenced by myoglobinemia and myoglobinuria.
[rhabdo- + G. mys, muscle, + lysis, loosening]

rhabdomyolysis

Skeletal muscle destruction, with release of myoglobin in blood and urine Etiology Severe exertion–eg, marathons, calisthenics, muscle necrosis due to arterial occlusion, DVT, seizures, drug overdose–amphetamines, cocaine, heroin, PCP, trauma, shaking chills, heatstroke, alcohol–delirium tremens. See Crush injury, Exertional rhabdomyolysis, Myoglobinuria.

rhab·do·my·ol·y·sis

(rab'dō-mī-ol'i-sis)
An acute, fulminating, potentially fatal disease of skeletal muscle that entails destruction of muscle as evidenced by myoglobinemia and myoglobinuria.
[rhabdo- + G. mys, muscle, + lysis, loosening]

rhabdomyolysis

Breakdown of muscle with release of MYOGLOBIN. This is usually the result of a severe crushing injury but may occur in severe and persistent exertion; dopaminergic blockade or withdrawal of dopaminic agents; low potassium, sodium or phosphate levels; the use of statin drugs; or following a virus infection of muscle. The condition causes weakness or temporary paralysis but full recovery is usual except in cases of severe injury. The condition may occur in MCARDLE'S DISEASE.