• Koh Shingu
  • Kenjiro Mori
Conference paper


Heat illness is a disorder caused by a high-temperature environment alone or combined with physical exercise. Heat illness has been classified into eight conditions by the Climate Physiology Committee of the Medical Research Council of Great Britain [1]: (1) heatstroke, (2) sun stroke, (3) heat cramp, (4) heat exhaustion and collapse, (5) sunburn, (6) diseases of sweat gland—anhidrosis, (7) asthenic reaction, and (8) others. Of these eight, three conditions are of dominant importance in relation to malignant hyperthermia: heat cramps, heat exhaustion, and heatstroke. The following is a brief summary of these three conditions, especially heatstroke [2–4].


Malignant Hyperthermia Heat Stroke High Body Temperature Heat Illness Dantrolene Sodium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Koh Shingu
    • 1
  • Kenjiro Mori
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of AnesthesiologyKansai Medical UniversityOsaka, 570Japan
  2. 2.Department of AnesthesiaKyoto University HospitalKyoto, 606Japan

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