Definitions for haloperidolˌhæl oʊˈpɛr ɪˌdɔl, -ˌdɒl
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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.
Haloperidol is a dopamine inverse agonist of the typical antipsychotic class of medications. It is a butyrophenone derivative and has pharmacological effects similar to the phenothiazines. Haloperidol is an older antipsychotic used in the treatment of schizophrenia and acute psychotic states and delirium. A long-acting decanoate ester is used as an injection given every four weeks to people with schizophrenia or related illnesses who have poor adherence to medication regimens and suffer frequent relapses of illness, or to overcome the drawbacks inherent to its orally administered counterpart that burst dosage increases risk or intensity of side effects. In some countries, such as the United States of America, injections of antipsychotics such as haloperidol can be ordered by a court at the request of a psychiatrist. Haloperidol is sold under the tradenames Aloperidin, Bioperidolo, Brotopon, Dozic, Duraperidol, Einalon S, Eukystol, Haldol, Halosten, Keselan, Linton, Peluces, Serenace and Sigaperidol.
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)
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