Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a pathogenetic role for dopamine receptor blockade?

@article{Henderson1981NeurolepticMS,
  title={Neuroleptic malignant syndrome: a pathogenetic role for dopamine receptor blockade?},
  author={V W Henderson and G. Frederick Wooten},
  journal={Neurology},
  year={1981},
  volume={31 2},
  pages={
          132-7
        }
}
The neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) of extrapyramidal signs and hyperthermia is an uncommon complication of therapy with the major tranquilizers. Other manifestations are pallor, diaphoresis, blood pressure fluctuation, tachycardia, and tachypneic hypoventilation, which may necessitate respirator support. Death often occurs, but full recovery can result with prompt recognition and proper management. In a patient with Parkinson disease and a chronic psychiatric disorder treated with… CONTINUE READING

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