haloperidol


hal·o·per·i·dol

noun \ˌha-lō-ˈper-ə-ˌdl, -ˌdōl\

Definition of HALOPERIDOL

:  a depressant C21H23ClFNO2 of the central nervous system used especially as an antipsychotic drug

Origin of HALOPERIDOL

hal- + piperidine + 1-ol
First Known Use: 1960

halo·per·i·dol

noun \ˌhal-ō-ˈper-ə-ˌdl, -ˌdōl\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of HALOPERIDOL

: a butyrophenone antipsychotic drug C21H23ClFNO2 used especially to treat schizophrenia and to control the involuntary tics and vocalizations of Tourette's syndrome—see haldol

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