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.
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- n. Any of several pharmaceuticals used to treat psychiatric disorders.
butyr(ic) + phen- + -one.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From butyro- + -phenone. (Wiktionary)
This group includes thiozanthene derivitives such as thiothixene, and butyrophenone derivitives such as