butyrophenone


bu·ty·ro·phe·none

noun \ˌbyü-tə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn\

Definition of BUTYROPHENONE

:  any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia

Origin of BUTYROPHENONE

butyr- + phen- + -one
First Known Use: 1970

bu·ty·ro·phe·none

noun \ˌbyüt-ə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of BUTYROPHENONE

: any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia

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