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dibenzodiazepine


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Any drug having a dibenzodiazepine nucleus in its chemical structure, including carbamazepine, various tricyclic antidepressant drugs, and a class of atypical antipsychotic drugs such as clozapine that block both serotonin and dopamine receptors and cause fewer neuroleptic-induced side-effects than are associated with conventional neuroleptic drugs. See also dopamine antagonist. [From Greek dis twice + English benzodiazepine]

Subjects: Psychology.


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