Any of a class of psychotropic drugs used to treat psychosis, particularly schizophrenia; includes the phenothiazine, thioxanthene, and butyrophenone derivates and the dihydroindolones.
Synonym(s): neuroleptic agent
[neuro- + G. lepsis, taking hold]
See Also: antipsychotic agent
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Examples: glitazone, GI cocktail, etc.