Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An antipsychotic or anesthetic drug that causes apathy and decreased affect.

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  • noun pharmacology An antipsychotic drug.
  • adjective pharmacology Having antipsychotic properties.

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  • noun tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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

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neuro- + -leptic

Examples

  • Whether long-term neuroleptic use produces additional brain dysfunction is uncertain, but this is quite likely.

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  • It is sometimes described as a neuroleptic or a 'major tranquilliser', though this last term is fairly misleading, as this type of medicine is not just a tranquilliser, but has many actions in a variety of mental illnesses.

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  • A potentially fatal complex referred to as neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been reported with anti-psychotic drugs, including aripiprazole.

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  • A potentially fatal complex referred to as neuroleptic malignant syndrome has been reported with anti-psychotic drugs, including aripiprazole.

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  • Thorazine (chlorpromazine) and other so-called neuroleptic drugs can sometimes cause the acute onset of a variety of movements, including a very restless ants-in-the-pants feeling and behaviors like the ones you describe.

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  • As with all antipsychotic medications, a rare and potentially fatal condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) has been reported with Geodon.

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  • As with all antipsychotic medications, a rare and potentially fatal condition known as neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) has been reported with Geodon.

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  • The drug also can cause increased mortality in elderly patients with dementia-related psychosis, suicidality, neuroleptic malignant syndrome, cataracts, seizures, increases in blood pressure and movement disorders in neonates when their mothers take it.

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  • We would replace our backward state hospital system with newer and better neuroleptic drugs and free comprehensive community care.

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  • We would replace our backward state hospital system with newer and better neuroleptic drugs and free comprehensive community care.

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