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 (hăl′ō-pĕr′ĭ-dôl′, -dŏl′, -dōl′)
An antipsychotic drug, C21H23ClFNO2, often administered in its decanoate form, used in the treatment of schizophrenia and in the management of Tourette syndrome.

[halo- + (pi)perid(ine) + -ol.]


(Pharmacology) a strong sedative that is used as a remedial treatment in several medical conditions including Tourette's syndrome and senile dementia


(ˌhæl oʊˈpɛr ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl)

a major antipsychotic agent, C21H23ClFNO2, used esp. in the management of schizophrenia and severe anxiety.
[1955–60; halo- + (pi) perid (ine) + -ol1]
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Noun1.haloperidol - tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome


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Only after all of the above are addressed do I consider using anti-psychotic medications such as haloperidol or quetiapine.
Haloperidol doesn't reduce symptoms and has serious adverse effects (SOR: A, systematic reviews of RCTs).