TITLE

Serotonin syndrome

AUTHOR(S)
Buckley, Nicholas A.; Dawson, Andrew H.; Isbister, Geoffrey K.
PUB. DATE
March 2014
SOURCE
BMJ: British Medical Journal;3/1/2014, Vol. 348 Issue 7947, p33
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the serotonin syndrome which is a fatal and avoidable adverse drug reaction caused by serotonergic drugs. Topics discussed include the epidemiology of serotonin syndrome also known as serotonin toxicity, severe or life threatening effects from stimulation of serotonin 5-hydroxytryptamine, 5-HT receptors, the classic triad of clinical features of serotonin toxicity and clinical diagnosis of serotonin syndrome.
ACCESSION #
94744486

 

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