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Meaning of antipsychotic

an•ti•psy•chot•ic

Pronunciation: (an"tē-sī-kot'ik, an"tī-), [key]
— Pharm. Pharm.
—adj.
  1. of or pertaining to any of various substances used in the treatment of psychosis, esp. schizophrenia, and acute or severe states of mania, depression, or paranoia.
—n.
  1. Also calledany such substance, as the phenothiazines.
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