pseudoparkinsonism


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pseu·do·par·kin·son·ism

(sū'dō-pahr'kin-sŏn-izm)
Adverse effect of drugs that causes symptoms resembling parkinsonism such as tremor, masklike facies, drooling, rigidity, and stiff gait.
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Similarly, the extrapyramidal symptoms (EPS) reported by patients showed various movement disorders such as acute dystonic reactions and pseudoparkinsonism which are usually managed with trihexyphenidyl and benztropine [61, 62].
The fifth chapter--Drug induced psychiatric disorders--enumerates and systematically describes the psychiatric disorders induced by psychotropic medication, including agitation, aggressiveness, psychotic symptoms, mania, hypomania, euphoria, suicidal behaviour, as well as movement disorders, such as pseudoparkinsonism, akathisia, dystonia, dyskinezia, catatonia and, of course, the major emergency represented by neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
Types of antipsychotic-induced movement disorders include dystonias, akathisias, pseudoparkinsonism, and tardive dyskinesia.
In a community-based study of 402 patients taking antiparkinsonian medication, the most common misdiagnoses were ET, Alzheimer's disease, and vascular pseudoparkinsonism. (36) Moreover, many of the obvious features of PD--rigidity; gait disturbance, bradykinesia--can occur due to normal aging or from comorbid or multifactorial conditions (eg, diabetes, cancer).
First-generation ("conventional") antipsychotic agents are often associated with troubling extra-pyramidal symptoms (EPS), including pseudoparkinsonism, erectile dysfunction, and tardive dyskinesia.
where arteriosclerotic pseudoparkinsonism was suspected of coexisting with idiopathic [14]).