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haloperidol

[hal-oh-per-i-dawl, -dol] /ˌhæl oʊˈpɛr ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a major antipsychotic agent, C 21 H 23 ClFNO 2 , used in the management of schizophrenia, severe anxiety, and other behavioral disorders.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; halo- + (pi)perid(ine) + -ol1
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  • haloperidol, an antipsychotic drug, works by blocking dopamine receptors.
  • In addition, a control group received haloperidol, a drug used to treat mood disorders in schizophrenics.
  • Antipsychotic medications such as haloperidol may sometimes be needed for persons with hallucinations.
  • Then the researchers treated the rats with haloperidol and several other anti-psychotic drugs.
haloperidol in Medicine

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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