haloperidol

[ hal-oh-per-i-dawl, -dol ]
/ ˌhæl oʊˈpɛr ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl /

noun Pharmacology.

a major antipsychotic agent, C21H23ClFNO2, used in the management of schizophrenia, severe anxiety, and other behavioral disorders.

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Origin of haloperidol

First recorded in 1955–60; halo- + (pi)perid(ine) + -ol1

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Medical definitions for haloperidol

haloperidol
[ hăl′ō-pĕrĭ-dôl′, -dōl′ ]

n.

A tranquilizer used especially in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia.
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