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haloperidol

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noun hal·o·per·i·dol \ˌha-lō-ˈper-ə-ˌdȯl, -ˌdōl\

Definition of haloperidol

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



Origin and Etymology of haloperidol

hal- + piperidine + 1-ol


First Known Use: 1960


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haloperidol

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noun halo·per·i·dol \ˌhal-ō-ˈper-ə-ˌdȯl, -ˌdōl\

Medical Definition of haloperidol

  1. :  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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