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risperidone

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noun ris·per·i·done \ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn\

Definition of risperidone

  1. :  an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 used especially to treat schizophrenia



Origin of risperidone

perhaps from fluor- + is- + piperidine + -one


First Known Use: 1988


Medical Dictionary

risperidone

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noun ris·per·i·done \ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn\

Medical Definition of risperidone

  1. :  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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