Definition of Haloperidol

1. Noun. Tranquilizer (trade name Haldol) used to treat some psychotic disorders and Tourette's syndrome.




Definition of Haloperidol

1. Noun. (pharmaceutical drug) A neuroleptic and a butyrophenone drug used in the treatment of mental illness such as psychosis. ¹

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Definition of Haloperidol

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Medical Definition of Haloperidol

1. This antipsychotic drug is used to treat schizophrenia and manic psychosis, it is sometimes used to treat Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Haloperidol

halometer
halometers
halomethane
halomethanes
halomethyl
halomethyls
halomorphic
halon
halones
halonium
halonium ion
haloniums
halons
halonuclei
halonucleus
haloperidol (current term)
haloperidol reductase
haloperidols
haloperoxidase
haloperoxidases
halophenol
halophenols
halophil
halophila
halophile
halophiles
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halophilism
halophils
halophosphate

Literary usage of Haloperidol

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"Single oral doses (5 rng) of haloperidol were administered to 36 healthy men ... Plasma samples harvested over 96 hours were analyzed for haloperidol and ..."

2. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"The injection of haloperidol (1 mg/kg daily for 3 days) to six tumor-bearing rats injected with methysergide moderated the suppressive effects of ..."

3. Value of Psychiatric Treatment: Its Efficacy in Severe Mental Disorders edited by Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"A small, double-blind study comparing risperidone to haloperidol and a placebo also suggests ... Risperidone and haloperidol both reduced psychotic symptoms ..."

4. Schizophrenia, 1993: A Special Report edited by David Shore, Samuel J. Keith (1996)
"As a result, measuring the plasma level of haloperidol may provide an accurate representation of the amount of effective drug. Five studies have found a ..."

5. Treatment for Stimulant Use Disorders edited by Richard A. Rawson, Rose M. Urban (2000)
"haloperidol (Haldol) has not proven efficacious in preclinical studies in ... The serious difficulties encountered in using haloperidol for sedative- ..."

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