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- adjective Relating to or involving neural pathways situated outside or independent of the pyramidal tracts.
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- adjective Of or pertaining to the
neural pathwaysthat are independentof the pyramidal tract
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The May 19, 2009 JAMA article notes that Correll's study "adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that children and adolescents are more vulnerable to antipsychotic adverse events, including not only weight gain and lipid abnormalities, but also sedation, extrapyramidal adverse effects, prolactin elevation, and withdrawal."
Lately, I've been struggling with extrapyramidal side effects due to Seroquel, a pill I take to prevent psychotic episodes.
These first generation antipsychotics FGAs are associated with major side effects-namely acute extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia.
Activity; speed and rhythm; extrapyramidal, frontal, and cerebellar features; catatonic features; minor neurologic signs
For example, the piperazine phenothiazines are 10 to 30 times as potent in inducing extrapyramidal signs as are other classes of phenothiazines 109.
Antiparkinson drug use carries risks and should be withheld until sufficient extrapyramidal symptoms develop to warrant treatment.
In lethal catatonia, hyperthermia is present at the outset, other extrapyramidal features are absent if the clinician did not prematurely administer a neuroleptic, and postures often are odd and associated with echophenomena.
When the patient has received an anticholinergic antiparkinsonian agent for extrapyramidal side effects of neuroleptics for at least several months, this drug can be discontinued abruptly with only a small risk of an extrapyramidal symptom relapse.
Chapter 3 describes extrapyramidal and cerebellar motor tests.
Cyclic antidepressants and lithium have been associated with extrapyramidal syndromes 73, 477.
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