PERIPHERAL ANTICHOLINERGIC SYNDROME

a syndrome seen in clients receiving mixes of agents with psychopharmacological impacts and because of the additive anticholinergic impacts upon the peripheral nervous system of, among others, tricyclic antidepressants, the anti-Parkinsonian drugs, and weaker phenothiazines. The indicators are inclusive of dry mucous membranes, warm flushed face and skin, and dry mouth.

PERIPHERAL ANTICHOLINERGIC SYNDROME: "She has been diagnosed with peripheral anti-cholinergic syndrome."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "PERIPHERAL ANTICHOLINERGIC SYNDROME," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/peripheral-anticholinergic-syndrome/ (accessed January 19, 2020).
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