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Serotonin
Serotonin syndrome
Pathology
Type

Medicine interaction

Cause(s)

Interaction between pharmaceuticals

Symptoms

Tachycardia, shivering, sweating, dilation of pupils, myoclonic jerk, overresponsive reflexes

Mortality Rate

Low if correctly diagnosed and treated

Treatments

Discontinuance of the medication causing the issue

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Serotonin syndrome is a set of symptoms due to an excess of serotonin. It is caused by the ingestion of drugs used in treatment of a variety of diseases. It can be explained as a life-threatening drug reaction that causes the body to have too much serotonin, a chemical produced by nerve cells.

Serotonin syndrome at Wikipedia

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ReferencesEdit

  1. http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/spanish/ency/article/007272.htm

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