antipsychotic drug


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antipsychotic drug

n.
Any of a group of drugs, such as the phenothiazines or butyrophenones, that are used to treat psychosis. Also called major tranquilizer.
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Noun1.antipsychotic drug - tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desiredantipsychotic drug - 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
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Fourteen drugs used in this study are atypical antipsychotics while one drug, Mosapramine, is a typical antipsychotic drug (Fleischhacker and Stolerman, 2014).
[USA], Nov 5 (ANI): A recent study has found that genetics could be used to predict a patient's response to antipsychotic drug treatment for schizophrenia.
As a result, thioridazine is used only as a second line antipsychotic drug. The low potency antipsychotic drugs, chlorpromazine and levomepromazine, determine the prolongation of the QTc interval when they are administered in great doses (100 mg) (5).
In withdrawal-emergent dyskinesia (WE-D), which is considered a TD subtype, dyskinetic symptoms often appear shortly after rapidly reducing the antipsychotic drug dose or suddenly discontinuing the drug in a portion of patients who did not display abnormal involuntary movements during antipsychotic treatment.
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The severity level defined as "moderately ill" in the CGI-S corresponds to approximately 75 in the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) (14) which is a threshold degree of severity which is generaly accepted for inclusion criteria in studies that evaluate antipsychotic drug efficacy.
The report notes that HHS agencies "have taken several actions to address antipsychotic drug use by older adults in nursing homes, as described in HHS's National Alzheimer's Plan; however, none have been directed to settings outside of nursing homes, such as assisted living facilities or individuals' homes." It adds: "Extending educational efforts to caregivers and providers outside of the nursing home could help lower the use of antipsychotics among older adults with dementia living both inside and outside of nursing homes."
DALLAS - Elderly patients who started treatment with an antipsychotic drug had a substantially increased risk for a major adverse cardiovascular disease event, especially during the first month on treatment, according to Danish national records from more than 1 million people.
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