[Effects of serotonin 2 receptor agonists on skeletal muscle preparations in patients with a disposition toward malignant hyperthermia].Anaesthesist. 1995 Aug; 44(8):538-44.A
In pigs genetically susceptible to malignant hyperthermia (MH), it has been shown that serotonin (5-HT2) receptor agonists can induce MH and "psychotic" behaviour. Both can be prevented by 5-HT2 receptor antagonists. Furthermore, free levels of serotonin in plasma increased concomitantly with clinical and laboratory parameters during halothane-induced MH in pigs. In this study the in vitro-effects of the 5-HT2 receptor agonist1-(2,5-dimethoxy-4-iodophenyl)-2-amino-propane (DOI) were investigated in muscle specimens of MH-susceptible (MHS) and normal (MHN) patients.