haloperidol

[hal-oh-per-i-dawl, -dol]
noun Pharmacology.
a major antipsychotic agent, C 21 H 23 ClFNO 2 , used in the management of schizophrenia, severe anxiety, and other behavioral disorders.

Origin:
1955–60; halo- + (pi)perid(ine) + -ol1

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haloperidol hal·o·per·i·dol (hāl'ō-pěr'ĭ-dôl', -dōl')
n.
A tranquilizer used especially in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia.

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Haloperidol, an antipsychotic drug, works by blocking dopamine receptors.
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Then the researchers treated the rats with haloperidol and several other anti-psychotic drugs.
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