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Definition of "antipsychotic" []

  • Counteracting or diminishing the symptoms of psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, paranoia, and bipolar disorder. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "antipsychotic" in a sentence
  • "According to the Wall Street Journal “the growth in antipsychotic-drug prescriptions for children is slowing as state Medicaid agencies heighten their scrutiny of usage and doctors grow more wary of the powerful medications.”"
  • "Tardive dyskinesia may result in patients on long term antipsychotic treatment or may appear after said drug therapy has been stopped."
  • "A previous study with EVP-6124 in chronic schizophrenia patients on stable long term antipsychotic medications demonstrated that it was well tolerated and produced significant effects on a variety of electrophysiologic measures of brain function assessing sensory processing and working memory formation."