neuroleptic malignant syndrome

Definition / meaning of neuroleptic malignant syndrome

A life-threatening condition that may be caused by certain drugs used to treat mental illness, nausea, or vomiting. Symptoms include high fever, sweating, unstable blood pressure, confusion, and stiffness. Also called NMS.

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The Web site of the National Cancer Institute (http://www.cancer.gov/)

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