butyrophenone

butyrophenone

[byoo-tir-oh-fuh-nohn]
noun Pharmacology.
any of a class of antipsychotics, as haloperidol, used to relieve symptoms of schizophrenia, acute psychosis, or other severe psychiatric disorders.

Origin:
1940–45; butyr(ic) + -o- + phen- + -one

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butyrophenone bu·ty·ro·phe·none (byōō-tĭr'ō-fə-nōn', byōō'tə-rō-)
n.
Any of a group of neuroleptic drugs, such as haloperidol, administered in the treatment of acute psychotic episodes, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders.

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