(drug, SUCCINYLCHOLINE can cause this and
Halogenated inhalation agents such as...
(desflurane, isoflurane, sevoflurane)
MUSCLE RIGIDITY -
The skeletal muscles are stimulated to contract, but due to the inability of calcium to release, the muscles cannot relax, resulting in rigidity, heat generation, and a buildup of lactic acid and carbon dioxide.
-genetically transmitted disease seen more in males
unexplained tachycardia (increase in heart rate), followed by tachypnea and an increased level of carbon dioxide.
Late sign: rise of temperature, as high as 107 degrees
-If it occurs, stop and give 100% oxygen
-MH cart on standby