neuroleptic drug


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Noun1.neuroleptic drug - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desiredneuroleptic drug - 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
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Mostly seen in hypothermia but they may be associated with sepsis, hypokalaemia, hypercalcemia, hypoglycemia, diabetic ketoacidosis, neuroleptic drug abuse, Brugada syndrome, damage to brain and ischemic heart disease (2-4).
This dose of the neuroleptic drug was chosen from our pilot study to produce a moderate degree of catalepsy, so that either attenuation or potentiation of the phenomenon could be detected.
It can occur after a single dose of any neuroleptic drug (eg, phenothiazines, thioxanthenes, or the newer atypical antipsychotics).
Mecamylamine was more effective for controlling tics when combined with a small dose of a neuroleptic drug.
Although theoretical, clinical, practical, and ethical justifications for discontinuing or withdrawing neuroleptic drug treatment abound, and although the issue of withdrawal has enormous importance for consumers, rational drug withdrawal may be the least studied topic in clinical psychopharmacology and the one about which clinicians are most ignorant (Breggin & Cohen, 2000).
All neuroleptic medications have been associated with EPS, but it is unknown whether different neuroleptic drug products differ in their potential to cause the syndrome.
Investigators at The Scripps Research Institute and Australia's Mental Health Research Institute of Victoria report an apparent role of Apolipoprotein D (ApoD) in the ameliorative effects conferred on schizophrenics by the neuroleptic drug, clozapine, and explore the possibility that systemic deficits in fatty acids metabolism may help explain elements of schizophrenia's pathology.
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.
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.
Tardive dyskinesia is a rare and permanent side-effect of neuroleptic drugs, which include some of the older antipsychotics as well as some old-fashioned anti-nausea drugs.