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Definition of "extrapyramidal" [extrapyramidal]

  • Relating to or involving neural pathways situated outside or independent of the pyramidal tracts. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "extrapyramidal" in a sentence
  • "The May 19, 2009 JAMA article notes that Correll's study "adds to a growing body of evidence suggesting that children and adolescents are more vulnerable to antipsychotic adverse events, including not only weight gain and lipid abnormalities, but also sedation, extrapyramidal adverse effects, prolactin elevation, and withdrawal.""
  • "Lately, I've been struggling with extrapyramidal side effects due to Seroquel, a pill I take to prevent psychotic episodes."
  • "These first generation antipsychotics FGAs are associated with major side effects-namely acute extrapyramidal symptoms and tardive dyskinesia."