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Definition of "haloperidol" [haloperidol]

  • A tranquilizer, C21H23ClFNO2, used especially in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, and also in the management of Tourette's syndrome. (noun)

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Use "haloperidol" in a sentence
  • "The Washington Post article states, ... ldquo; Internal government records show that most sedated deportees, such as Ade, received a cocktail of three drugs that included Haldol, also known as haloperidol, a medication normally used to treat schizophrenia and other acute psychotic states."
  • "This is a significant finding, as the medications used to treat tics, including clonidine and neuroleptics such as haloperidol and pimozide, can cause undesirable side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, impaired thinking, insomnia, and blurred vision."
  • ""Common psychiatric drugs, such as haloperidol, used to treat schizophrenia, are known to act on this gene," Dr Kwok said today."