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What are extrapyramidal signs and symptoms?

These symptoms include dystonia (continuous spasms and muscle contractions), akathisia (may manifest as motor restlessness), parkinsonism (characteristic symptoms such as rigidity), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), tremor, and tardive dyskinesia (irregular, jerky movements).

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Likewise, what is meant by extrapyramidal symptoms?

Medical Definition of Extrapyramidal side effects Extrapyramidal side effects: Physical symptoms, including tremor, slurred speech, akathesia, dystonia, anxiety, distress, paranoia, and bradyphrenia, that are primarily associated with improper dosing of or unusual reactions to neuroleptic (antipsychotic) medications.

Subsequently, question is, are extrapyramidal symptoms dangerous? Extrapyramidal function refers to our motor control and coordination, including being able to not make movements we don't want to make. Extrapyramidal side effects from medications are serious and may include: Akathisia, which is a feeling of restlessness, making it hard to sit down or hold still.

Subsequently, question is, what is the difference between EPS and tardive dyskinesia?

Extrapryramidal Side Effects (EPS) describes movement side effects that begin during the early phases of treatment with a neuroleptic drug. Tardive Dyskinesia/Dystonia (TD) simply means late onset of the same EPS movement side effects.

What are examples of extrapyramidal symptoms?

These symptoms include dystonia (continuous spasms and muscle contractions), akathisia (may manifest as motor restlessness), parkinsonism (characteristic symptoms such as rigidity), bradykinesia (slowness of movement), tremor, and tardive dyskinesia (irregular, jerky movements).

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