Simpson-Angus ScaleA 10-item testing instrument used to evaluate drug-related extrapyramidal syndromes.
Items in SAS
Gait, arm dropping, shoulder shaking, elbow rigidity, wrist rigidity, leg pendulousness, head dropping, glabella tap, tremor, salivation.
Range of scores
0–40; increased scores indicate increased severity.
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Simpson-Angus ScalePharmacology A testing instrument–range of scores, 0–40, ↑ scores indicate ↑ severity, for evaluating drug-related extrapyramidal syndromes. See Extrapyramidal syndrome.
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