EXTRAPYRAMIDAL EFFECTS

is an umbrella term used to describe any reactions which involve the extra-pyramidal tract which is associated with the central nervous system. These effects are effectively responsible for movements in various conditions. Extra-pyramidal effects include: drug-induced parkinsonism, dystonia and even akathisia.

EXTRAPYRAMIDAL EFFECTS: "There is a wide range of reactions which occur in the extra pyramidal tract, these reactions are categorised under the term extrapyramidal effects. "
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "EXTRAPYRAMIDAL EFFECTS," in PsychologyDictionary.org, May 11, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/extrapyramidal-effects/ (accessed August 24, 2019).
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