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butyrophenone

[ byoo-tir-oh-fuh-nohn ]
/ byuˌtɪr oʊ fəˈnoʊn /
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noun Pharmacology.
any of a class of antipsychotics, as haloperidol, used to relieve symptoms of schizophrenia, acute psychosis, or other severe psychiatric disorders.
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Origin of butyrophenone

First recorded in 1940–45; butyr(ic) + -o- + phen(o)- + -one

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