neuroleptics

neuroleptic

[noor-uh-lep-tik, nyoor-]

Origin:
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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neuroleptic (ˌnjʊərəʊˈlɛptɪk)
 
adj
1.  capable of affecting the brain, esp by reducing the intensity of nerve function; tranquillizing
 
n
2.  a neuroleptic drug; major tranquillizer, used in the treatment of psychoses

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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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