Definitions for "Neuroleptics"
Name given to range of drugs used in the treatment of schizophrenia. Controls symptoms. Includes Largactil, Stelazine and Modecate. Controversy over their side effects.
Drugs which block dopamine receptors and which are used to treat severe psychiatric diseases
Medications used to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Most currently used neuroleptics work by antagonizing CNS dopamine receptors. More recently introduced neuroleptics have a lower associated risk of side effects, including neurologic syndromes, and work by antagonizing both dopamine and serotonin receptors in the brain.
Chemical substances which have an affinity for, or action on the nervous system. In Greek: " nerve seizing".