risperidone


ris·per·i·done

noun \ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn\

Definition of RISPERIDONE

:  an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 used especially to treat schizophrenia

Origin of RISPERIDONE

perhaps from fluor- + is- + piperidine + -one
First Known Use: 1988

ris·per·i·done

noun \ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RISPERIDONE

: an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 noted for its affinity for certain serotonin, dopamine, alpha-adrenergic, and histamine receptors in the brain and used especially to treat schizophrenia and acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder—see risperdal

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