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An antipsychotic drug, C23H27Cl2N3O2, that functions as a partial dopamine receptor agonist and is used to treat schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, and, in combination with other drugs, depression.
[Perhaps from shortening and alteration of the name of Arvid Carlsson (born 1923), Swedish pharmacologist and Nobel laureate who identified the role of dopamine as a neurotransmitter in the brain and suggested the possibility of developing partial dopamine receptor agonists as treatments for psychosis + pip(e)raz(ine) + -ole.]
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aripiprazolen aripiprazol m
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