Neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Prachi Mehndiratta, Yonatan Spolter, Blessing Igboeli, Martha Sajatovic, Peter F. Buckley

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Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS) is usually a serious neurologic side effect of antipsychotic therapy and characterized by fever, altered mental state, muscular rigidity, and dysautonomia. This chapter provides a contemporary account of NMS, a synthesis of a voluminous and perplexing literature on its pathobiology and management, and gives clear guidelines on the care and prognosis thereafter for patients who develop NMS.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNeuromuscular Disorders in Clinical Practice
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781461465676
ISBN (Print)1461465664, 9781461465669
StatePublished - Nov 1 2014


  • Neuroleptic malignant syndrome
  • antipsychotics
  • neuroleptics
  • serotonin syndrome

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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