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What causes neuroleptic malignant syndrome?

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Dr. Mark Reynolds
Psychiatry
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In brief: NMS

Neuroleptics (antipsychotics) block certain Dopamine receptors in the hypothalamus (hypothalamic d-2 receptors) resulting in an elevated temperature set point and  impairment of the bodies ability to dissipate heat; it is also associated with blockade of other Dopamine receptors, which can  result in muscle rigidity and increased body temperature.
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In brief: NMS

Neuroleptics (antipsychotics) block certain Dopamine receptors in the hypothalamus (hypothalamic d-2 receptors) resulting in an elevated temperature set point and  impairment of the bodies ability to dissipate heat; it is also associated with blockade of other Dopamine receptors, which can  result in muscle rigidity and increased body temperature.
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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
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