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Extrapyramidal Side Effects

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Updated August 16, 2012

Definition:
Extrapyramidal Side Effects are a group of symptoms that can occur in persons taking antipsychotic medications. They are more commonly caused by the so-called typical antipsychotics but can and do occur with all of them.

Extrapyramidal side effects include: Treatment of these symptoms depends upon the medication that induced them.
Pronunciation: EX-truh-PEER-a-MID-uhl

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