(Science: chemical) a butyrophenone with general properties similar to those of haloperidol. It is used in conjunction with an opioid analgesic such as fentanyl to maintain the patient in a state of neuroleptanalgesia in which he is calm and indifferent to his surroundings and able to cooperate with the surgeon. It is also used as a premedicant, as an antiemetic, and for the control of agitated patients in acute psychoses.
chemical name: 2H-Benzimidazol-2-one, 1-(1-(4-(4-fluorophenyl)-4-oxobutyl)-1,2,3,6-tetrahydro-4-pyridinyl)-1,3-dihydro-
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... and in psychotic patients, reduction in confusion and agitation and normalization of psychomotor activity. It is still used for agents (e.g., droperidol) producing such effects as part of anesthesia or analgesia, but is outdated as a synonym for antipsychotic agents because newer agents do ...
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