oculogyric crisis


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oculogyric crisis

n.
A spasmodic movement of the eyeballs into a fixed position, usually upward, that persists for several minutes or hours.
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cogwheel rigidity, drooling, dystonia, extrapyramidal disorder, hypokinesia, muscle rigidity, oculogyric crisis, oromandibular dystonia, parkinsonism, psychomotor retardation, tongue spasm, torticollis, tremor and trismus **Somnolence includes adverse event terms: hypersomnia, hypersomnolence, sedation, and somnolence
Oculogyric crisis (OGC) is a type of acute dystonic reaction which is usually a side effect of an antipsychotic treatment.
Maculopathy, (5) oculogyric crisis, (6) nystagm us, prop toms, and papilloedema.
Abstract: Oculogyric crisis is a neurologic reaction characterized by bilateral dystonic elevation of visual gaze as well as hyperextension of the neck.