neuroleptic

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noun neu·ro·lep·tic \ˌnu̇r-ə-ˈlep-tik, ˌnyu̇r-\

Definition of neuroleptic

neuroleptic

adjective

Origin and Etymology of neuroleptic

French neuroleptique, from neur- + -leptique affecting, from Greek lēptikos seizing, from lambanein to take, seize — more at latch


First Known Use: 1959


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neuroleptic

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noun neu·ro·lep·tic \ˌn(y)u̇r-ə-ˈlep-tik\

Medical Definition of neuroleptic

neuroleptic

adjective

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