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antipsychotic

[ an-tee-sahy-kot-ik, an-tahy- ]
/ ˌæn ti saɪˈkɒt ɪk, ˌæn taɪ- /
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adjective
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.
noun
Also called major tranquilizer, neuroleptic. any such substance, as the phenothiazines.
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Origin of antipsychotic

First recorded in 1950–55; anti- + psychotic
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British Dictionary definitions for antipsychotic

antipsychotic
/ (ˌæntɪsaɪˈkɒtɪk) /

adjective
preventing or treating psychosis
noun
any antipsychotic drug, such as chlorpromazine: used to treat such conditions as schizophrenia
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Medical definitions for antipsychotic

antipsychotic
[ ăn′tē-sī-kŏtĭk, ăn′tī- ]

adj.
Counteracting or diminishing the symptoms of a psychotic disorder such as schizophrenia, paranoia, or bipolar disorder.

Other words from antipsychotic

an′ti•psy•chotic n.
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