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- A class of drugs, also known as antipsychotics, primarily used to treat psychosis (i.e., hallucinations, delusions, and thought disorder)
- The word neuroleptic is derived from the Greek words for nerve and affecting (leptikos, which means seizing).
- The neuroleptics were originally understood to reduce the intensity of nerve function.
- They used to be called major tranquillizers.
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