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What causes rigor mortis?

What causes rigor mortis?

Depletion of ATP: Depletion of ATP allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles. It subsides when lysis of proteins starts as part of autolysis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have rigor mortis?

What does it mean to have rigor mortis?

happens after death: Rigor mortis is the temporary stiffening of the muscles that occurs 2-6 hours after death and lasts 24-48 hours (depending on conditions). ...Read more

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Define the word rigors?

Define the word rigors?

Shaking chills: Rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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What is treatment for rigor?

What is treatment for rigor?

Treat the cause: Rigor is often a manifestation of some other disease process, often an infection. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) does counteract shivering and rigors, but it has many side effects and risk of addiction, so do not take it lightly. ...Read more

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The treatment of stages of rigor fever?

The treatment of stages of rigor fever?

Treat the cause: Fever is a symptom and while it can be treated with antipyretics like acetaminophen, it is far more important to determine the cause of the fever and treat the cause, usually an infection. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...Read more

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Is rigor increased muscle tone triggered by a fever?

Is rigor increased muscle tone triggered by a fever?

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. ...Read more

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How can you prevent someone from fainting?

How can you prevent someone from fainting?

Get their attention!: Speak directly, loud and clear, placing yourself in front of them, demand that they look into your eyes! Have them breathe slow and deep while looking at you. You may have to demonstrate this for them; it may help to have a hand or two on their shoulders. The object is to get them grounded in the present moment. One way is to have them mimic exactly what you are doing. Try to keep their eyes open! ...Read more

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Define the word rigors?

Shaking chills: Rigor is a shaking occurring during a high fever. It occurs because cytokines and prostaglandins are released as part of an immune response and increase the set point for body temperature in the hypothalamus. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rigors?

What is the definition or description of: rigors?

Rigors is the: Medical term for shaking chills, which is ofter associated with high fever as well. ...Read more

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What is rigor mortis?

Contraction of the muscles: When someone dies the muscles tighten this happens the muscles contract and become cross linked in the contracted state tightening takes about 12 hours to begin it is temperature dependent and eventually when decomposition occurs the rigor mortis is released in the body is very floppy again. ...Read more

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What causes rigor mortis?

Depletion of ATP: Depletion of ATP allows calcium to enter the muscles and activate the contractile proteins that cause stiffening of muscles. It subsides when lysis of proteins starts as part of autolysis. ...Read more

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What does it mean to have rigor mortis?

happens after death: Rigor mortis is the temporary stiffening of the muscles that occurs 2-6 hours after death and lasts 24-48 hours (depending on conditions). ...Read more

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What's the action of pheneramine to control rigor?

What's the action of pheneramine to control rigor?

Rigor meaning: Education or alertness? Pheneramine is an antihistamine which helps with allergies or sometimes sedation, muscle relaxation, so if you mean rigor as in muscle tightness then try it, may help, but natural would be massage, heat pad, ...Read more

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What is rigor fever?

What is rigor fever?

Rigors: Rigors are uncontrollable shaking chills, often the precursor to major elevations of temperature and therefore high fevers. ...Read more

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What is treatment for rigor?

Treat the cause: Rigor is often a manifestation of some other disease process, often an infection. Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) does counteract shivering and rigors, but it has many side effects and risk of addiction, so do not take it lightly. ...Read more

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Is there a treatment for rigor?

Is there a treatment for rigor?

Depends on the cause: Rigor is a symtom, like fever, and treatment needs to be directed at the cause. In severe cases, Demerol (meperidine hydrochloride) may be used to control rigors. ...Read more