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antipsychotic

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

First Known Use of ANTIPSYCHOTIC

1958

Rhymes with ANTIPSYCHOTIC

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