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Clinical Features of Anticholinergic & Central Anticholinergic Syndromes

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient for the anticholinergic syndrome.

Specialty:

Clinical Pharmacology & Toxicology
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care
Emergency Medicine & Critical Care

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics

ICD-10:

T44.1

Description:

Agents that interfere with acetylcholine action may have a number of central and peripheral effects, which may be beneficial at low doses but potentially serious in higher doses. The causal association between the precipitating agent and the harmful side effects may go unrecognized. This should be considered whenever an unexpected finding occurs in a person with a recent exposure to one of the precipitating agents.

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