Definitions for haloperidolˌhæl oʊˈpɛr ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
hal•o•per•i•dolˌhæl oʊˈpɛr ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl(n.)
a major antipsychotic agent, C21H23ClFNO2, used esp. in the management of schizophrenia and severe anxiety.
Origin of haloperidol:
1955–60; halo - + (pi )perid (ine ) + -ol1
tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome
A neuroleptic and a butyrophenone drug used in the treatment of mental illness such as psychosis.
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A phenyl-piperidinyl-butyrophenone that is used primarily to treat SCHIZOPHRENIA and other PSYCHOSES. It is also used in schizoaffective disorder, DELUSIONAL DISORDERS, ballism, and TOURETTE SYNDROME (a drug of choice) and occasionally as adjunctive therapy in MENTAL RETARDATION and the chorea of HUNTINGTON DISEASE. It is a potent antiemetic and is used in the treatment of intractable HICCUPS. (From AMA Drug Evaluations Annual, 1994, p279)