Definition of major tranquillizer in English:

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major tranquillizer

noun

A tranquillizer of the kind used to treat psychotic states.
Example sentences
  • The drugs used for schizophrenia are antipsychotics or neuroleptics (major tranquillizers).
  • The prolonged use of neuroleptic drugs (major tranquillizers) can produce movement disorders, including tremors, tics, and smacking of the lips.
  • Her diagnosis of bipolar/schizoaffective disorder had been disabling for years, and she had been dependent on a variety of major tranquilizers.
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