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Why is increased muscle tone triggered by fever?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines.

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Is rigor increased muscle tone triggered by a fever?

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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 49 years experience
Cytokines: Inflammatory processes cause release of cytokines that reset the thermostat in the brain to a higher level causing fever. Rigor/chills/shivering are body's effort to raise the temperature by generating heat from working the muscles. So rigor and fever are both driven by cytokines.

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