neuroleptic agent

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Noun1.neuroleptic agent - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desiredneuroleptic agent - 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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These symptoms, along with known exposure to a neuroleptic agent, should raise suspicion for treating clinicians.
In contrast, NMS is classically linked to exposure of a neuroleptic agent or atypical antipsychotic, with prominent features of rigidity, autonomic dysfunction, fever, and stupor [4, 11, 26].
However, in these cases, it is difficult to determine whether the improvement was the result of the therapeutic action of Aripiprazole or the effect of withdrawing a high-potency neuroleptic agent.
Gurrera said, noting that there is no evidence to suggest an association with any particular neuroleptic agent over another.
Approximately 0.2% of patients receiving a neuroleptic agent may develop this reaction.
One of the AD patients had been newly prescribed a neuroleptic agent, the other four patients had been receiving neuroleptics for at least 1 year.
With regard to MNS, clinical findings are similar but the patient has a history of taking a neuroleptic agent that antagonises dopamine receptors, and 'lead pipe' muscle rigidity may be seen.