Definition of antipsychotic in English:

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antipsychotic

Pronunciation: /ˌantēsīˈkätik/ Pronunciation: /ˌantī-/

adjective

[attributive]
(Chiefly of a drug) used to treat psychotic disorders.
Example sentences
  • 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

An antipsychotic drug.
Example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: an·ti·psy·chot·ic

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