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An antipsychotic drug, C28H29F2N3O, used in the management of Tourette syndrome.

[pi(peridine) + moz- (shortening and alteration of imidazole) + -ide.]
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Noun1.pimozide - the most commonly used diphenylbutyl piperidine
diphenylbutyl piperidine - a group of antipsychotic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia
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Tic behavior was determined to be non-socially mediated, and Orap (Pimozide; 1mg/day) successfully controlled the occurrence of tics.
Patients taking Sustiva should not take Hismanal (astemizole), Vascor (bepridil), Propulsid (cisapride), Versed (midazolam), Orap (pimozide), Halcion (triazolam), or ergot derivatives (for example, Wigraine and Cafergot).
Such-reconnaissance missions were carried out by the 118th ORAP (Otdelnyi-Razvedyvatel'nyi Aviatsionnyi Polk, separate reconnaissance aviation regiment), in the 67th and 98th Guard IAPs.