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haloperidol Line breaks: halo|peri¦dol
Pronunciation: /ˌhalə(ʊ)ˈpɛrɪdɒl/

Definition of haloperidol in English:


[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic antidepressant drug used chiefly in the treatment of psychotic conditions.
Example sentences
  • 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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