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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



neuroleptic malignant syndrome  listen  (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.