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Antipsychotic agent

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Description of Antipsychotic agent

Antipsychotic agent: Also known as neuroleptics, major tranquilizers, or antischizophrenics, natural or synthetic Antipsychotic Agents relieve and control the symptoms of schizophrenic illness (hallucinations, delusions, dementia). Most antipsychotic agents interfere with various neurotransmitter functions, often blocking dopamine receptors, and induce diverse behavioral, endocrine, motor-kinetic effects. (NCI04)
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Antipsychotic agent: class of drugs used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia and other psychotic behavior; includes neuroleptics.
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Antipsychotic agent: Agents that control agitated psychotic behavior, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in schizophrenia, senile dementia, transient psychosis following surgery or myocardial infarction, etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.
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