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 (such as the phenothiazines and butyrophenones) used especially to treat psychosis and believed to act by blocking dopamine nervous receptors —called also neuroleptic

antipsychotic

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First Known Use of antipsychotic

1958


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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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