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Neuroleptic

neuroleptic

(Science: pharmacology) A term coined to refer to the effects on cognition and behaviour of antipsychotic drugs, which produce a state of apathy, lack of initiative and limited range of emotion and in psychotic patients cause a reduction in confusion and agitation and normalisation of psychomotor activity.

Origin: Gr. Lepsis = a taking hold


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neuroleptic /neu·ro·lep·tic/ (-lep´tik) originally, 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 ...

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... studies on pimozide in dermatology are uncontrolled trials and case reports. ________________________________________ Introduction Pimozide is a neuroleptic and a selective blocker of dopamine D2 receptors.[1] In 1975 it was used for the first time in patients with monosymptomatic hypochondriacal ...

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