Dopamine receptor antagonists


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Dopamine receptor antagonists (DAs)

The older class of antipsychotic medications, also called neuroleptics. These primarily block the site on nerve cells that normally receive the brain chemical dopamine.
Mentioned in: Schizophrenia
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