TITLE

Rhabdomyolysis Pathophysiology, Recognition, and Management

AUTHOR(S)
Criddle, Laura M.
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Critical Care Nurse;Dec2003, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Explains the pathophysiology, recognition and management of rhabdomyolysis. Definition of rhabdomyolysis; Distinction between intracellular and extracellular molecules; Endocrine disorders associated with rhabdomyolysis. INSET: Patient Profiles.
ACCESSION #
11539877

 

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