The Classification of Typical and Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

Typical Antipsychotics Classification¬†(also known as First generation Antipsychotics): Phenothiazines: Chlorpromazine Promethazine Fluphenazine Perphenazine Perazine Prochlorperazine Trifluoperazine Butyrophenones: Haloperidol Di-phenyl-butyl-piperidines Pimozide Penfluridol Fluspirilene Thioxanthenes Flupenthixol Zuclopenthixol Clopethixol Thiothixene Other Loxapine In-between:¬†Sulpride Atypical Antipsychotics Classification (also known as Second generation Antipsychotics): Di-Benzo-Diazepine Clozapine Thieno-Benzo-Diazepine Olanzapine Di-Benzo-Thiazipine Quetiepine Benzixazole Risperidone Paliperidone Benzisothiazoles Ziprasidone Lurasidone Quinolones Aripiprazole Brexipiprazole Benzamide… Continue reading The Classification of Typical and Atypical Antipsychotic Drugs

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What Extrapyramidal Symptoms and Side Effects Mean

Brain Nuclei involved in the Extrapyramidal motor control system

What does Extra-pyramidal mean? The brain exerts Motor control via two types of pathways: Pyramidal Extrapyramidal The Pyramidal is a direct type of pathway. It starts in the cortex and through a long axon passes all the way through the Internal Capsule, decusating (85%) at the Medulla and then down the spinal cord. In the… Continue reading What Extrapyramidal Symptoms and Side Effects Mean

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Olduvai Man and The Cradle of Mankind Controversy

Louis Leaky with the olduvai skulls (left). Hans Reck (middle). Michael Cremo's Forbidden Archeology book cover (right). This image has been used under fair use provisions.

Trying to dig up controversial claims on the origins of mankind is akin to opening a can of worms. At stake is our own history and there are 3¬†ferociously opposing views. The Story of Oldoway Man Lets take the case of the discovery of Olduvai Man (also known as Oldoway man), in 1913, by Prof.… Continue reading Olduvai Man and The Cradle of Mankind Controversy