Meaning of butyrophenone

bu•ty•ro•phe•none

Pronunciation: (by-tir"ō-fu-nōn'), [key]
— n. Pharm.
  1. any of a class of antipsychotics, as haloperidol, used to relieve symptoms of schizophrenia, acute psychosis, or other severe psychiatric disorders.
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