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extrapyramidal Syllabification: ex·tra·py·ram·i·dal
Pronunciation: /ˌekstrəpəˈramidl/

Definition of extrapyramidal in English:


Anatomy & Medicine
Relating to or denoting nerves concerned with motor activity that descend from the cortex to the spine and are not part of the pyramidal system: extrapyramidal symptoms
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  • Common side effects of antipsychotics include sedation, anticholinergic effects, orthostatic hypotension, extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia.
  • In the elderly, antipsychotic medications can cause serious side effects, such as extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia.
  • These agents also have safety issues, particularly those of acute extrapyramidal symptoms, tardive dyskinesia, and neuroleptic malignant syndrome.
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