neuroleptanalgesia

neuroleptanalgesia

 [noor″o-lep″tan-al-je´zhah]
a state of quiescence, altered awareness, and analgesia produced by the administration of a combination of an opioid analgesic and a neuroleptic (antipsychotic agent).

neu·ro·lept·an·al·ge·si·a

(nū'rō-lept-an'ăl-jē'zē-ă),
An intense analgesic and amnesic state produced by administration of narcotic analgesics and neuroleptic drugs; unconsciousness may occur, and cardiorespiratory function may be altered.

neuroleptanalgesia

/neu·ro·lep·tan·al·ge·sia/ (-lep″tan-al-je´ze-ah) a state of quiescence, altered awareness, and analgesia produced by a combination of an opioid analgesic and a neuroleptic.

neuroleptanalgesia

[-lept′anəljē′zē·ə]
Etymology: Gk, neuron + lepsis, seizure, a + algos, without pain
a form of analgesia achieved by the concurrent administration of a neuroleptic such as droperidol and an analgesic such as fentanyl. Anxiety, motor activity, and sensitivity to painful stimuli are reduced; the person is quiet and indifferent to surroundings and is able to respond to commands. If nitrous oxide with oxygen is also administered, neuroleptanalgesia can be converted to neuroleptanesthesia. This form of analgesia has fallen out of favor in the United States due to adverse reactions.

neu·ro·lept·an·al·ge·si·a

(nūr'ō-lept-an-ăl-jē'zē-ă)
An intense analgesic and amnesic state produced by administration of narcotic analgesics and neuroleptic drugs; unconsciousness may or may not occur, and cardiorespiratory function may be altered.

neu·ro·lept·an·al·ge·si·a

(nūr'ō-lept-an-ăl-jē'zē-ă)
An intense analgesic and amnesic state produced by narcotic analgesics and neuroleptic drugs; unconsciousness may occur; cardiorespiratory function may be altered.

neuroleptanalgesia, (nŏŏr´ōlep´tanəljē´zēə),

n a form of analgesia achieved by the concurrent administration of a neuroleptic and an analgesic. Anxiety, motor activity, and sensitivity to painful stimuli are reduced; the person is quiet and indifferent to the environment and surroundings. If nitrous oxide with oxygen is also administered, neuroleptanalgesia can be converted to neuroleptanesthesia.

neuroleptanalgesia

a state of quiescence, reduced awareness and analgesia produced by the simultaneous administration of a neuroleptic agent, e.g. acepromazine, and a narcotic analgesic, e.g. meperidine. Fixed-dose combinations used extensively in veterinary science are droperidol-fentanyl citrate and etorphine-acepromazine.
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The effect of neuroleptanalgesia (droperiodol-fentanyl) on motor potentials evoked by transcranial magnetic stimulation in the monkey.
Neuroleptanalgesia with xylazine and zoletil was applied to the experimental animals.