- of or relating to any of various substances used in the treatment of psychosis, especially schizophrenia, and acute or severe states of mania, depression, or paranoia.
- Also called major tranquilizer, neuroleptic. any such substance, as the phenothiazines.
Origin of antipsychotic
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- preventing or treating psychosis
- any antipsychotic drug, such as chlorpromazine: used to treat such conditions as schizophrenia
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- Counteracting or diminishing the symptoms of a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia, paranoia, or bipolar disorder.
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