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antipsychotic

noun an·ti·psy·chot·ic \ˌan-tē-sī-ˈkä-tik\

Definition of ANTIPSYCHOTIC

:  any of the powerful tranquilizers (as the phenothiazines and butyrophenones) used especially to treat psychosis and believed to act by blocking dopamine nervous receptors —called also neuroleptic
antipsychotic adjective
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First Known Use of ANTIPSYCHOTIC

1958

Rhymes with ANTIPSYCHOTIC

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