A tranquilizer of the kind used to treat psychotic states.
- 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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