haloperidol haloperidol

Definition(s):

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

Usage(s):

  1. Biochemical and electrophysiological studies have shown that chlorpromazine and haloperidol block the action of dopamine.
  2. Psychotropic drugs, such as chlorpromazine and haloperidol, are the main form of treatment.

News

  • Haloperidol Doesn’t Help Delirium

    Haloperidol, an antipsychotic medication, is the most commonly used drug to treat critically ill hospital patients who develop the confusion and disorientation typical of delirium.
    on August 21, 2013     Source: ThirdAge

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