antipsychotic

noun an·ti·psy·chot·ic \ ˌan-tē-sī-ˈkä-tik \
Updated on: 24 Apr 2018

Definition of antipsychotic

: any of the powerful tranquilizers (such as the phenothiazines and butyrophenones) used especially to treat psychosis and believed to act by blocking dopamine nervous receptors called also neuroleptic

antipsychotic

adjective

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1958

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antipsychotic

adjective an·ti·psy·chot·ic \ ˌant-i-sī-ˈkät-ik, ˌan-ˌtī- \

medical Definition of antipsychotic

: of, being, or involving the use of an antipsychotic
  • antipsychotic drugs

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antipsychotic

noun

medical Definition of antipsychotic

: any of the powerful tranquilizers (as the phenothiazines or butyrophenones) used especially to treat psychosis and believed to act by blocking dopamine nervous receptors called also neuroleptic

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