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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of a group of neuroleptic drugs, such as haloperidol, administered in the treatment of acute psychotic episodes, schizophrenia, and other psychiatric disorders.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any of several pharmaceuticals used to treat psychiatric disorders.

Etymologies

butyr(ic) + phen- + -one.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From butyro- +‎ -phenone. (Wiktionary)

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