neuroleptic drug


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In response to this body of literature, physicians in Switzerland, Sweden, and Finland developed programs that minimize use of neuroleptic drugs.
Starting in the early 1990s, he and his associates found that nicotine gum or a nicotine patch enhanced the action of neuroleptic drugs like haloperidol for controlling the motor and verbal tics of children with Tourette's syndrome (J.
However, when pathological brain changes are observed in connection with neuroleptic drug treatment, they qualify at best as a footnote.
Neuroleptic drugs such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine or Largactil are common brand names), Stelazine, Mellaril, and Modecate (Prolixin in the USA) are among the most powerful and dangerous prescription drugs used in psychiatry.
The investigators were led to their focus on ApoD by studies applying Digital Gene Technologies' TOGA(TM) technology to assess gene expression changes in mouse brain samples over a two week time course following administration of the neuroleptic drug clozapine.
This made it possible to reduce or stop neuroleptic drug use for five subjects; neuroleptic medication is often used in an attempt to control aggressive behavior among autistics, says Ratey, but it can lead to movement disorders (SN: 7/20/85, p.
Neuroleptic malignant syntrome (NMS) was first reported by Delay and coworkers in 1960 following the introduction of neuroleptic drugs.
There are many potential drugs and exogenous agents causing photosensitivity reactions, such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), antiarrhythmics, antihypertensives, neuroleptic drugs, antibiotics, retinoids, etc.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but life-threatening idiosyncratic side effect resulting from neuroleptic drugs.
Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is an idiosyncratic and potentially life-threatening reaction to neuroleptic drugs.
By probing why some patients developed NMS and others not, they identified the administration of neuroleptic drugs to patients with a catatonic illness as the major culprit.
Though the use of neuroleptic drugs in alcohol withdrawal is not uncommon, it may be argued that the use of clothiapine is misplaced in a routine regimen.
Other forms of the disease include vascular Parkinsonism, thought to be caused by hypertension and diabetes, drug-induced Parkinsonism, which is most often a result of neuroleptic drugs used to treat psychotic disorders, and inherited Parkinson's, which is passed through family members.
It is used as an adjunct in the therapy of all forms of parkinsonism and also for the control of extrapyramidal disorders because of neuroleptic drugs, except tardive dyskinesia.