Definitions

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

  • n. A tranquilizer, C21H23ClFNO2, used especially in the treatment of psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, and also in the management of Tourette's syndrome.

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  • n. A neuroleptic and a butyrophenone drug used in the treatment of mental illness such as psychosis.

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  • n. tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome

Etymologies

halo- + (pi)perid(ine) + -ol1.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • The Washington Post article states, ... ldquo; Internal government records show that most sedated deportees, such as Ade, received a cocktail of three drugs that included Haldol, also known as haloperidol, a medication normally used to treat schizophrenia and other acute psychotic states.

    Immigrants Sedated With Dangerous Psychotropic Drugs Against Their Will

  • This is a significant finding, as the medications used to treat tics, including clonidine and neuroleptics such as haloperidol and pimozide, can cause undesirable side effects, including drowsiness, dizziness, impaired thinking, insomnia, and blurred vision.

    Emaxhealth

  • "Common psychiatric drugs, such as haloperidol, used to treat schizophrenia, are known to act on this gene," Dr Kwok said today.

    NEWS.com.au | Top Stories

  • Conventional antipsychotics, such as haloperidol (Haldol) and chlorpromazine (Thorazine), were stumbled on by chance in the 1950s and were found to have a powerful calming effect on psychotic patients, but also a number of side effects.

    AroundTheCapitol.com

  • In this study, both an older neuroleptic (Haldol or "haloperidol") and a newer atypical neuroleptic (Zyprexa or "olanzapine") caused significant shrinkage in the higher level parts of the brains in monkeys.

    WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

  • In trial 15, commissioned by AstraZeneca, patients with schizophrenia who were in remission were randomly assigned to receive either AstraZeneca's quetiapine, or a cheap, old-fashioned drug called haloperidol.

    Drug firms hiding negative research are unfit to experiment on people

  • The most common treatment, in our pill-obsessed society, is an antipsychotic medication such haloperidol, pimozide, and risperidone.

    Begley: The Thinking Person's Guide to Easing Tourette's

  • The excuse had been that South Hams Prison used chemical restraints on its violent prisoners—thioridazine, haloperidol, chlorpromazine—and that paranoid episodes were one of the common side effects.

    Venom

  • In prison, David had been force-fed enough haloperidol to make him uninterested in psychedelic experiences; but there was plenty of beer, and plenty of people drinking it.

    Venom

  • These drugs, which include quetiapine (Seroquel), risperidone (Risperdal), haloperidol (Haldol) and others, can help improve symptoms of schizophrenia and other mental disorders, but they can also cause dangerous side effects, including abnormal limb and body movements, seizures, and rapid heart beat.

    Misuse of antipsychotics found in Illinois nursing homes

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