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butyrophenone

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noun bu·ty·ro·phe·none \ˌbyü-tə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn\

Definition of butyrophenone

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



Origin and Etymology of butyrophenone

butyr- + phen- + -one


First Known Use: 1970


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butyrophenone

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noun bu·ty·ro·phe·none \ˌbyüt-ə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn\

Medical Definition of butyrophenone

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




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