antipsychotic agent

noun
tranquilizer used to treat psychotic conditions when a calming effect is desired
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  • Typical antipsychotic — Typical antipsychotics (sometimes referred to as first generation antipsychotics, conventional antipsychotics, classical neuroleptics, or major tranquilizers) are a class of antipsychotic drugs first developed in the 1950s and used to treat… …   Wikipedia

  • Atypical antipsychotic — The atypical antipsychotics (also known as second generation antipsychotics) are a group of antipsychotic drugs used to treat psychiatric conditions. Some atypical antipsychotics are FDA approved for use in the treatment of schizophrenia. Some… …   Wikipedia

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