Pharm Chap 8
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Drugs used to treat psychosis
what are "neuroleptics" (antipsychotic drugs)?
Antipsychotic drug that blocks D4 receptors
what is clozapine (clozaril)
Name 4 traditional antipsychotics
- Haloperidol (Haldol)
- Fluphenazine (Prolixin)
- Chlorpromazine (Thorazine)
- Thioridazine (Mellaril)
Name 2 atypical antipsychotics
- Clozapine (Clozaril)
- Risperidone (Risperdal)
Name 5 extrapyramidal symptoms
- Tardive dyskinesia
- Dyskinesias and dystonias
- Neuroleptic Malignant syndrome (NMS)
Characterized by involuntary and fragmented movements
whats is tardive dyskinesia
Caused by deficiency in dopamine transmission to BG; leads to resting tremor, bradykinesia and rigidity.
what is Pseudoparkinsonism
Motor restlessness, agitation and insomina
what is Akathisia
Broad range of involuntary and uncoordinated movements
what are dyskinesias and dystonias
Catatonia, ridgidty, tremor, stupor and fever,
what is Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS)
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