anticipatory side effect

anticipatory side effect

Any adverse effect linked to a particular clinical manoeuvre (e.g., administration of chemotherapeutics) that evokes nausea; such side effects are caused by an uncontrolled autonomic response to anxiety and stress.
 
Management
Relaxation training, systematic desensitisation, distraction.

anticipatory side effect

Psychology Any adverse effect linked to a particular clinical maneuver–eg, administration of chemotherapy, which evokes nausea; such side effects are caused by an uncontrolled autonomic response to anxiety and stress Management Relaxation training, systematic desensitizaton, distraction
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It has been speculated that anxiety may facilitate the development and potential expression of anticipatory side effects of chemotherapy.
18 An involvement of the vestibular system in the development of anticipatory side effects is suggested by the findings that a susceptibility to motion sickness had a higher specificity than any other single characteristic.
The potential role of the vestibular system in anticipatory side effects suggests that antiemetics with a primary effect on the vestibular system (such as the antimotion drugs scopolamine or antihistamine class agents) might be effective in the control of anticipatory side effects for some patients.