Zyprexa Glossary

Zyprexa Glossary

Alzheimer's Disease
A condition that primarily affects elderly people and is characterized by severe loss of memory, dementia, and behavior change.

Atypical Antipsychotic
Prescription drug used to help manage symptoms of schizophrenia, the manic phase of manic-depression, and other psychotic disorders.

Bipolar Disorder
A complicated neurological disorder characterized by frequent mood swings punctuated by extremes of emotion.

Clinical Depression
A condition characterized by profound periods of despair accompanied by weight fluctuations, fatigue, and listlessness.

Coma
A state of reduced consciousness in which the brain no longer functions properly.

Diabetes Ketoacidosis
A diabetic condition occurring when Diabetes Mellitus runs unchecked and out of control.

Diabetes Mellitus
A serious medical condition that results from an elevated level of blood sugar, called glucose.

Eli Lilly
Pharmaceutical company that develops, produces, and sells Zyprexa.

Manic Depression
A condition in which the victim fluctuates dramatically between the extremes of "mania," characterized by extreme activity and emotion, to "depression," a period of extreme despondency and melancholy.

Olanzapine
The active ingredient in Zyprexa that inhibits the transmission of serotonin and dopamine, two of the brain's important chemical messengers.

Schizophrenia
A complicated condition that involves chronic mental disturbances of cognitive processes, emotion, and behavior.



       
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