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Glossary: neuroleptic malignant syndrome, Masonic Cancer Center, University of Minnesota

neuroleptic malignant syndrome

(NOOR-oh-LEP-tik muh-LIG-nunt SIN-drome)

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.