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Can you please define neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
4 doctors agree

In brief: NMS

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a rare, but life-threatening, idiosyncratic reaction to a neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medication.
The syndrome is characterized by fever, muscular rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic dysfunction.

In brief: NMS

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a rare, but life-threatening, idiosyncratic reaction to a neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medication.
The syndrome is characterized by fever, muscular rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic dysfunction.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: NMS

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a rare, but life-threatening, idiosyncratic reaction to a neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medication.
The syndrome is characterized by fever, muscular rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic dysfunction.

In brief: NMS

Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (nms) is a rare, but life-threatening, idiosyncratic reaction to a neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medication.
The syndrome is characterized by fever, muscular rigidity, altered mental status, and autonomic dysfunction.
Dr. Mark Reynolds
Dr. Mark Reynolds
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Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry

In brief: NMS

Is acute reaction to antipsychotic meds.
With fever, confusion and other symptoms of increased metabolism, along with inc. Liver enzymes. Is a medical emergency and treated in er.

In brief: NMS

Is acute reaction to antipsychotic meds.
With fever, confusion and other symptoms of increased metabolism, along with inc. Liver enzymes. Is a medical emergency and treated in er.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
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