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antipsychotic

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

Definition of antipsychotic

  1. :  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


1958

First Known Use of antipsychotic

1958

Rhymes with antipsychotic


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