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Any of a small number of neuroleptic (1) drugs with dopamine antagonist action, especially haloperidol, droperidol, and spiroperidol, used in the treatment of schizophrenia, Huntington's disease, and Tourette's disorder. [From Greek boutyron fat, from bous ox + tyros cheese + English phene an old name for benzene, from Greek phainein to show, alluding to its use in manufacturing illuminating gas + -one indicating a ketone, from Greek -one a feminine name suffix]

Subjects: Psychology.

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