serotonin syndrome

a symptom complex caused by hyperserotonemia, usually owing to a person's taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors along with some other drug that increases serotonin levels. Symptoms are variable but may include mental status changes, autonomic hyperactivity, and irregular muscular movements; severe cases can be fatal.

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