Definition of extrapyramidal in English:

extrapyramidal

Line breaks: extra|pyr¦am¦id¦al
Pronunciation: /ˌɛkstrəpɪˈramɪd(ə)l
 
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adjective

Anatomy & Medicine
  • Relating to or denoting motor nerves that descend from the cortex to the spine but 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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