risperidone

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noun ris·per·i·done \ri-ˈsper-ə-ˌdōn\

Definition of risperidone

  1. :  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

  1. :  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 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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