Definitions for neurolepticˌnʊər əˈlɛp tɪk, ˌnyʊər-

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

neu•ro•lep•ticˌnʊər əˈlɛp tɪk, ˌnyʊər-(adj.; n.)

  1. Category: Psychiatry

    Ref: antipsychotic.

Origin of neuroleptic:

1955–60; < F neuroleptique=neuro-neuro - +-leptique (see organoleptic ), on the model of psycholeptique orig., lessening psychic tension

Princeton's WordNet

  1. major tranquilizer, major tranquillizer, major tranquilliser, antipsychotic drug, antipsychotic agent, antipsychotic, neuroleptic drug, neuroleptic agent, neuroleptic(noun)

    tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired


  1. neuroleptic(Noun)

    An antipsychotic drug.

  2. neuroleptic(Adjective)

    Having antipsychotic properties.


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