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Counteracting or diminishing the symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia.
An antipsychotic drug.
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(Psychiatry) preventing or treating psychosis
(Pharmacology) any antipsychotic drug, such as chlorpromazine: used to treat such conditions as schizophrenia
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an•ti•psy•chot•ic(ˌæn ti saɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ-)
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.
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|Noun||1.||antipsychotic - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired|
antipsychotic agent, antipsychotic drug, major tranquilizer, major tranquilliser, major tranquillizer, neuroleptic, neuroleptic agent, neuroleptic drug
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
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
antianxiety agent, ataractic, ataractic agent, ataractic drug, tranquilizer, tranquilliser, tranquillizer - a drug used to reduce stress or tension without reducing mental clarity
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antipsychoticadj & n antipsicótico
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