antipsychotic

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noun an·ti·psy·chot·ic \ˌan-tē-sī-ˈkä-tik\

Definition of antipsychotic

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

antipsychotic

adjective

1958

First Known Use of antipsychotic

1958


Medical Dictionary

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antipsychotic

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

Medical Definition of antipsychotic

  1. :  of, being, or involving the use of an antipsychotic <antipsychotic drugs>


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antipsychotic

noun an·ti·psy·chot·ic

Medical Definition of antipsychotic

  1. :  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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