Neuroleptic

neuroleptic

(Science: pharmacology) A term coined to refer to the effects on cognition and behaviour of antipsychotic drugs, which produce a state of apathy, lack of initiative and limited range of emotion and in psychotic patients cause a reduction in confusion and agitation and normalisation of psychomotor activity.

Origin: Gr. Lepsis = a taking hold

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