antipsychotic agent

Definitions of antipsychotic agent
  1. noun
    tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
    synonyms: antipsychotic, antipsychotic drug, major tranquilizer, major tranquilliser, major tranquillizer, neuroleptic, neuroleptic agent, neuroleptic drug
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    Thorazine, chlorpromazine
    a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
    Clozaril, clozapine
    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
    Loxitane, loxapine
    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
    Eskalith, Lithane, Lithonate, lithium carbonate
    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
    pimozide
    the most commonly used diphenylbutyl piperidine
    type of:
    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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