Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome – Causes, Symptoms, Diagnosis, Treatment and Ongoing care


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Life-threatening condition that may develop anytime during therapy with neuroleptics—from a few days to many years (but 2/3 of cases occur within the 1st week)
Muscular rigidity from dopamine antagonism in the nigrostriatal pathway
Hyperthermia due to blockage of hypothalamic …

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