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neu·ro·lep·tic

 (no͝or′ə-lĕp′tĭk, nyo͝or′-)
n.
An antipsychotic or anesthetic drug that causes apathy and decreased affect.

[French neuroleptique : neuro-, nerve (from Greek; see neuro-) + -leptique, affecting (from Greek lēptikos, seizing, from lēptos, seized, from lambanein, lēp-, to seize, take).]

neu′ro·lep′tic adj.

neuroleptic

(ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛptɪk)
adj
(Pharmacology) capable of affecting the brain, esp by reducing the intensity of nerve function; tranquillizing
n
(Pharmacology) a neuroleptic drug; major tranquillizer, used in the treatment of psychoses

an•ti•psy•chot•ic

(ˌæn ti saɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)

adj.
1. of or pertaining to any of various drugs used in the treatment of psychosis, esp. schizophrenia, and severe states of mania, depression, or paranoia.
n.
2. Also called neuroleptic. an antipsychotic drug.
[1950–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.neuroleptic - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desiredneuroleptic - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
chlorpromazine, Thorazine - a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
clozapine, Clozaril - an antipsychotic drug (trade name Clozaril) used as a sedative and for treatment-resistant schizophrenia; know to have few side effects
diphenylbutyl piperidine - a group of antipsychotic drugs used mainly in the treatment of schizophrenia
fluphenazine - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic disorders
Haldol, haloperidol - tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
loxapine, Loxitane - a tranquilizer (trade name Loxitane) used to treat schizophrenia
Moban, molindone - antipsychotic drug (trade name Moban) used in the treatment of schizophrenia
prochlorperazine - antipsychotic and antiemetic drug used to treat schizophrenia and to combat nausea and vomiting
Mellaril, thioridazine - a tranquilizer (trade name Mellaril) used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders
Navane, thiothixene - a tranquilizer (trade name Navane) used to treat schizophrenia
antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
Eskalith, Lithane, lithium carbonate, Lithonate - a white powder (LiCO3) used in manufacturing glass and ceramics and as a drug; the drug (trade names Lithane or Lithonate or Eskalith) is used to treat some forms of depression and manic episodes of manic-depressive disorder
Translations

neu·ro·lep·tic

n. neuroléptico, agente tranquilizante, pertenece a la clase psicotrópica de fármacos usada en el tratamiento de psicosis, esp. esquizofrenia;
anesthesia ___anestesia con el uso de un ___.

neuroleptic

adj & n neuroléptico
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In DSM-V, the duration for the diagnosis of TD is not specified, but it is stated to be at least few weeks in duration, in addition to the history of use of neuroleptics for at least few months.
She also added that some of the psychiatric institutions threaten, inject neuroleptics, or beat up in order to discipline the patients.
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A meta-analysis updated and expanded 22 previously published studies conducted between 1996 and 2007, involving falls among 79 081 participants aged over 60, and evaluated nine drug classes--antihypertensive agents, diuretics, beta-blockers, sedatives and hypnotics, neuroleptics and antipsychotics, antidepressants, benzodiazepines, narcotics, and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs.
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