butyrophenone

noun
bu·​ty·​ro·​phe·​none | \ ˌbyü-tə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn How to pronounce butyrophenone (audio) \

Definition of butyrophenone

: any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (such as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia

First Known Use of butyrophenone

1961, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for butyrophenone

butyr- + phen- + -one

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“Butyrophenone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/butyrophenone. Accessed 24 Sep. 2020.

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butyrophenone

noun
bu·​ty·​ro·​phe·​none | \ ˌbyüt-ə-(ˌ)rō-fə-ˈnōn How to pronounce butyrophenone (audio) \

Medical Definition of butyrophenone

: any of a class of antipsychotic drugs (as haloperidol) used especially in the treatment of schizophrenia

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