neuroleptic

[noo r-uh-lep-tik, nyoo r-]

noun, adjective


Nearby words

  1. neurol.,
  2. neurolemma,
  3. neurolemma cell,
  4. neuroleptanalgesia,
  5. neuroleptanesthesia,
  6. neuroleptic malignant syndrome,
  7. neurolinguistics,
  8. neurological,
  9. neurologically,
  10. neurologist

Origin of neuroleptic

1955–60; < French neuroleptique, equivalent to neuro- neuro- + -leptique < Greek lēptikós disposed to take, equivalent to lēp- (verbid stem of lambánein to seize) + -tikos -tic; see -lepsy

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British Dictionary definitions for neuroleptic

neuroleptic

adjective

capable of affecting the brain, esp by reducing the intensity of nerve function; tranquillizing

noun

a neuroleptic drug; major tranquillizer, used in the treatment of psychoses
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Medicine definitions for neuroleptic

neuroleptic

[nur′ə-lĕptĭk]

n.

A tranquilizing drug, especially one used in treating mental disorders.

adj.

Having a tranquilizing effect.

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