myasthenic crisis

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myasthenic crisis

[¦mī·əs¦thēn·ik ′krī·səs]
(medicine)
Profound myasthenia and respiratory paralysis associated with myasthenia gravis.
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The commonest presentation is the acute cholinergic crisis, usually diarrhoea, urinary frequency, miosis, bradycardia, bronchorrhoea and bronchoconstriction, emesis, lacrimation, salivation (easily remembered by the mnemonic DUMBELS) and hypotension.
A cholinergic crisis, together with reduced levels of plasma BuChE activity, leads to the diagnosis of overcholinergic syndrome (Martin-Rubi et al.
Patients can experience either a cholinergic crisis or a myasthenic crisis.