neuroleptic drug


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neuroleptic drug

a substance that produces a sedating or tranquilizing effect. Also called neurolept, neuroleptic. See also antipsychotic, tranquilizer.
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The suspicion for NMS may have also been lowered by the fact the patient was being treated with olanzapine, a newer atypical antipsychotic, which is generally considered to be less likely to induce NMS than older, higher-potency neuroleptic drugs.
That experienced researchers fail to control for important sources of bias and fail to describe them clearly in their reports, that journal editors and scientific forums publish papers with such obvious confounds without requiring authors to clearly note them or without establishing stricter guidelines for what will count as "evidence" to establish claims of effectiveness, are heavy blows to the scientific quality of the evidentiary basis for neuroleptic drug treatment.
Dumas won't advocate that people refrain from taking neuroleptic drugs.
Last year the Committee on Safety of Medicines published a report recommending that the neuroleptic drugs risperidone and olanzapine should not be prescribed to treat behavioural symptoms of people with dementia because they can treble the risk of stroke.
While some patients may love what these neuroleptic drugs do for them, Whitaker presents the testimony of many who hate them--voices usually ignored by the psychiatric establishment.
Neuroleptic drugs no longer interfere with menstruation or fertility by raising prolactin levels as they once did.
About 40 years after neuroleptic drugs gained renown for their ability to quell hallucinations and other symptoms of psychosis, psychiatrists face a vexing dilemma in deciding how to use these substances to treat schizophrenia.
A considerable number of psychoactive, psychotropic and antipsychotic and tranquilising drugs have been available in the human field of psychiatric treatment, including monoamines, amino acids, neuroleptic drugs such as phenothiazines, sedative and hypnotic drugs such as benzodiazepines, antidepressants and hormones.
They excluded patients who had PD or took statins before the study period, used neuroleptic drugs at any time, changed health insurance, or did not have a record of LDL cholesterol values.
Safer notes, adding that these children receive second-generation neuroleptic drugs at a distinctly greater rate than those with commercial insurance.
Lead researcher Prof Clive Ballard, now of Kings College but who began the project while professor of old age psychiatry at Newcastle University, said: "Seroquel is one of a group of neuroleptic drugs that is used to control the behavioural symptoms of dementia and is regarded as one of the safest of its type.
Part III is divided into 13 chapters covering Alcohol, CNS Depressants, Opioids, Cocaine, Marijuana, Amphetamines/Sympathomimetic Amines, Hallucinogens, Anticonvulsant and Antiarrhythmic Drugs, Antidepressant Drugs, Neuroleptic Drugs, Carbon Monoxide/ Cyanide, Inhalants, and Metals.