risperidone

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

Definition of risperidone 

: an antipsychotic drug C28H27FN4O2 used especially to treat schizophrenia

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Twice a day, someone came by and watched him swallow four milligrams of risperidone, an antipsychotic. Zander Sherman, Esquire, "Schizophrenia Stole My Brother. This Is How I Got Him Back.," 20 Apr. 2016

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First Known Use of risperidone

1988, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for risperidone

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

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risperidone

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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