Definition of antipsychotic in English:

antipsychotic

Line breaks: anti|psychot¦ic
Pronunciation: /ˌantɪsʌɪˈkɒtɪk
 
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adjective

  • (Chiefly of a drug) used to treat psychotic disorders.
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    • The manic episodes of bipolar disorder are often treated using antipsychotic drugs (sometimes called neuroleptics).
    • Our review identified only five trials evaluating use of oral atypical antipsychotic drugs to treat the behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia.
    • The prevalence of sexual dysfunction in men and women treated with antipsychotic drugs is high; however, the contribution of hyperprolactinaemia and secondary hypogonadism needs to be determined.

noun

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  • An antipsychotic drug.
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    • The drugs used for schizophrenia are antipsychotics or neuroleptics (major tranquillizers).
    • The drug list included all available antidepressants, antianxiety agents, antipsychotics, and anticonvulsants.
    • The newer antipsychotics that drug makers introduced in the 1990s allegedly cause fewer neurological side effects.

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