n. a highly-potent antipsychotic agent primarily prescribed in the treatment of acute psychosis, schizophrenia, and other manic conditions. (Example: haloperidol) It relieves symptoms of severe agitation and provides migraine relief. Continued use may result, however, in tardive dyskinesia.

BUTYROPHENONES: "Butyrophenones are a class of antipsychotic drugs used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders like acute psychosis and schizophrenia."
Cite this page: N., Sam M.S., "BUTYROPHENONES," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 7, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/butyrophenones/ (accessed October 21, 2021).