Definition of haloperidol in English:


Line breaks: halo|peri¦dol
Pronunciation: /ˌhalə(ʊ)ˈpɛrɪdɒl
, ˌheɪlə(ʊ)-/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic antidepressant drug used chiefly in the treatment of psychotic conditions.
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    • He conducted double-blind controlled trials on the important antipsychotic drugs chlorpromazine and haloperidol, and later on antidepressants.
    • Treatment of delirium requires use of neuroleptic drugs, such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine, not sedatives.
    • Isolated instances of such damage have been reported with such drugs as benoxaprofen, chlorpromazine, haloperidol, imipramine, and others.


1960s: blend of halogen and piperidine + -ol.

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