Neuroleptic drugs

Neuroleptic drugs

Antipsychotic drugs, including major tranquilizers, used in the treatment of psychoses like schizophrenia.
Mentioned in: Catatonia
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By probing why some patients developed NMS and others not, they identified the administration of neuroleptic drugs to patients with a catatonic illness as the major culprit.
Though the use of neuroleptic drugs in alcohol withdrawal is not uncommon, it may be argued that the use of clothiapine is misplaced in a routine regimen.
Other forms of the disease include vascular Parkinsonism, thought to be caused by hypertension and diabetes, drug-induced Parkinsonism, which is most often a result of neuroleptic drugs used to treat psychotic disorders, and inherited Parkinson's, which is passed through family members.
Tardive dyskinesia is a rare and permanent side-effect of neuroleptic drugs, which include some of the older antipsychotics as well as some old-fashioned anti-nausea drugs.
The neuroleptic drugs "induce a brain pathology, similar in kind to encephalitis lethargica and Parkinson's disease.
Neuroleptic drugs go by trade names such as Thorazine, Haldol, Seroquel, Zyprexa, Risperdal, and many others.
2] receptors) reduced the volume of water consumed but increased chewing behavior, which led the authors to conclude that schedule-induced polydipsia could be a good model to evaluate neuroleptic drugs owing to its sensitivity to the extrapyramidal effects produced by these substances.
She's had electroshock therapy and been prescribed many neuroleptic drugs and anti-depressants.
TD is a neurologic condition caused by prolonged use of neuroleptic drugs, such as antipsychotics.
Iam writing to highlight what I believe to be a scandal, concerning the prescription of neuroleptic drugs to people with dementia.
A number of causative factors have been found to induce parkinsonism similar to that of idiopathic PD, including vascular insults to the brain, repeated head trauma, neuroleptic drugs, and manganese toxicity (Adler 1999).
A possible major side effect of antipsychotic therapy is tardive dyskinesia (TD), a neurologic syndrome caused by the long-term use of neuroleptic drugs such as antipsychotics.