Butyrophenone definition

byo͝o-tĭrō-fə-nōn, byo͝otə-rō-
Any of a group of antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol, administered in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.
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Any of a group of antipsychotic drugs, such as haloperidol, administered in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders.
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(pharmacology) Any of several pharmaceuticals used to treat psychiatric disorders.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
butyrophenone
Plural:
butyrophenones

Origin of butyrophenone

  • butyr(ic) phen– –one

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From butyro- +"Ž -phenone.

    From Wiktionary