risperidone

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noun ris·per·i·done \ ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn \

Definition of risperidone

:an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 used especially to treat schizophrenia

Origin and Etymology of risperidone

perhaps from fluor- + is- + piperidine + -one


Medical Dictionary

risperidone

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noun ris·per·i·done \ ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn \

medical Definition of risperidone

:an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 that is used especially to treat schizophrenia, acute manic episodes of bipolar disorder, and irritability associated with autism in children and adolescents
Note: Risperidone's exact mechanism of action is unknown, but it is noted for its affinity for certain serotonin, dopamine, alpha-adrenergic, and histamine receptors in the brain. It is marketed under the trademark Risperdal.

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