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.

Nearby words

  1. haloid,
  2. halolike,
  3. halometer,
  4. halon,
  5. halons,
  6. halophil,
  7. halophile,
  8. halophilous,
  9. halophyte,
  10. halosere

Origin of haloperidol

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

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Medicine 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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