Saturday, 1 June 2019

What is Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) ?

How do we define NMS?

It is an acute disorder of thermoregulation and neuromotor control that occurs because of exposure to dopaminergic drugs.

What drugs or medications can cause NMS?

Antipsychotics, especially the ones with high anti-dopaminergic potency. But also dopaminergic agonist withdrawal e.g. withdrawal from levodopa.

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