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neu·ro·lep·tic

 (no͝or′ə-lĕp′tĭk, nyo͝or′-)
n.
An antipsychotic or anesthetic drug that causes apathy and decreased affect.

[French neuroleptique : neuro-, nerve (from Greek; see neuro-) + -leptique, affecting (from Greek lēptikos, seizing, from lēptos, seized, from lambanein, lēp-, to seize, take).]

neu′ro·lep′tic adj.

neuroleptic

(ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛptɪk)
adj
(Pharmacology) capable of affecting the brain, esp by reducing the intensity of nerve function; tranquillizing
n
(Pharmacology) a neuroleptic drug; major tranquillizer, used in the treatment of psychoses

an•ti•psy•chot•ic

(ˌæn ti saɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to any of various drugs used in the treatment of psychosis, esp. schizophrenia, and severe states of mania, depression, or paranoia.
n.
2. Also called neuroleptic. an antipsychotic drug.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuroleptic - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desiredneuroleptic - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
chlorpromazine, Thorazine - a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
clozapine, Clozaril - an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment-resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
diphenylbutyl piperidine - a group of antipsychotic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia
fluphenazine - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic disorders
Haldol, haloperidol - tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
loxapine, Loxitane - a tranquilizer (trade name Loxitane) used to treat schizophrenia
Moban, molindone - antipsychotic drug (trade name Moban) used in the treatment of schizophrenia
prochlorperazine - antipsychotic and antiemetic drug used to treat schizophrenia and to combat nausea and vomiting
Mellaril, thioridazine - a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
Navane, thiothixene - a tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia
antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
Eskalith, Lithane, lithium carbonate, Lithonate - a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
Translations

neu·ro·lep·tic

n. neuroléptico, agente tranquilizante, pertenece a la clase psicotrópica de fármacos usada en el tratamiento de psicosis, esp. esquizofrenia;
anesthesia ___anestesia con el uso de un ___.

neuroleptic

adj & n neuroléptico
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Neuroleptic malignant syntrome (NMS) was first reported by Delay and coworkers in 1960 following the introduction of neuroleptic drugs.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is a rare but life-threatening idiosyncratic side effect resulting from neuroleptic drugs.
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is an uncommon but potentially fatal idiosyncratic reaction to neuroleptics and characterized by a distinctive clinical syndrome of mental status change, rigidity, fever, and dysautonomia.
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Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is an idiosyncratic and potentially life-threatening reaction to neuroleptic drugs.
DSM-IV), signs and symptoms of neuroleptic induced TD develops during exposure to neuroleptic medications or within 4 weeks of withdrawal from an oral medication (Or within 8 weeks of withdrawal from a depot medication.
The first refers to catatonia as indicative of schizophrenia, while the other consists of a symptom-centred view positing that catatonic symptoms are motor symptoms pinpointed in numerous psychiatric pathologies, including neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
WASHINGTON -- Older age was a significant predictor of a poor outcome associated with neuroleptic malignant syndrome in a retrospective review of more than 1,700 inpatient cases in the United States over a recent 12-year period.
According to the DSM-IV criteria, TD was diagnosed with at least four-week 208 history of choreiform, athetoid, or rhythmic involuntary movement and a history of use of neuroleptic medications for at least three months (or one month in individuals aged 60 years or older).
Given the lack of studies, the empirical evidence suggests that prophylactic treatment with lithium or anticonvulsive agents may be superior to neuroleptic theraphy (3).
More recently, researchers established a positive association between higher scores on the Liverpool University Neuroleptic Side Effects Rating Scale and D2/D3 receptor occupancy in the ventral striatum (nucleus accumbens and olfactory tubercle).
Based on a probable diagnosis of Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome, her lithium, haloperidol, and scopolamine were stopped.