Butyrophenone | definition of butyrophenone by Medical dictionary
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butyrophenone /bu·ty·ro·phe·none/ (bu″tĭ-ro-fe´nōn) any of a class of structurally related antipsychotic agents, including haloperidol.
butyrophenone (byo͞o-tĭr′ō-fə-nōn′, byo͞o′tə-rō-)
Any of a group of antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol, administered in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.
one of a small group of major tranquilizers. They are used in treating psychosis, to decrease the choreic symptoms of Huntington's disease and the tics and coprolalia of Gilles de la Tourette's syndrome, and are used as an adjunct in neuroleptanesthesia. Principal butyrophenones are haloperidol and droperidol. Butyrophenones are pharmacologically and clinically similar to phenothiazines.
a chemical class of major tranquilizers which includes droperidol and azaperone.
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antipsychotic droperidol was found to result in significantly greater sedation after 15 and 30 minutes (as measured by mean scores on the Altered Mental Status Scale) than did 10 mg or 20 mg of the atypical antipsychotic ziprasidone (Geodon) or 2 mg of the benzodiazepine lorazepam.