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neuroleptic

[noo r-uh-lep-tik, nyoo r-] /ˌnʊər əˈlɛp tɪk, ˌnyʊər-/
noun, adjective
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; < French neuroleptique, equivalent to neuro- neuro- + -leptique < Greek lēptikós disposed to take, equivalent to lēp- (verbid stem of lambánein to seize) + -tikos -tic; see -lepsy
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British Dictionary definitions for neuroleptic

neuroleptic

/ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛptɪk/
adjective
1.
capable of affecting the brain, esp by reducing the intensity of nerve function; tranquillizing
noun
2.
a neuroleptic drug; major tranquillizer, used in the treatment of psychoses
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neuroleptic in Medicine

neuroleptic neu·ro·lep·tic (nur'ə-lěp'tĭk, nyur'-)
n.
A tranquilizing drug, especially one used in treating mental disorders. adj.
Having a tranquilizing effect.

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