Dictionary » A » Antipsychotic agents

Antipsychotic agents

Antipsychotic agents

agents that control agitated psychotic behaviour, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in schizophrenia, senile dementia, transient psychosis following surgery or myocardial infarction, etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.


Please contribute to this project, if you have more information about this term feel free to edit this page



Results from our forum


Re: The missing link

... referring to the effects on cognition and behavior of the first antipsychotic agents: a state of apathy, lack of initiative, and limited range of emotion, and in psychotic ...

See entire post
by wbla3335
Fri Jun 22, 2012 12:11 am
 
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The missing link
Replies: 2
Views: 3936

When are they ever going to get it?

... actually be due to killing t. gondii not anti-psychotic effects. The antipsychotic drugs thorazine, haldol and clozapine inhibit viral replication. ... Torrey to believe that toxoplasmosis is one of several infectious agents that cause most cases of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Dr. Torrey ...

See entire post
by Sabrina
Sat Apr 15, 2006 3:32 pm
 
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
Replies: 7403
Views: 5485040


This page was last modified 21:16, 3 October 2005. This page has been accessed 816 times. 
What links here | Related changes | Permanent link