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Antipsychotic Agents MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Antipsychotic Agents
Tree Number(s)
D27.505.696.277.950.040
D27.505.954.427.210.950.040
D27.505.954.427.700.872.331
Unique ID
D014150
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014150
Annotation
note entry term ANTIPSYCHOTIC EFFECT: use only for the antipsychotic effect of a chemical substance
Scope Note
Agents that control agitated psychotic behavior, alleviate acute psychotic states, reduce psychotic symptoms, and exert a quieting effect. They are used in SCHIZOPHRENIA; senile dementia; transient psychosis following surgery; or MYOCARDIAL INFARCTION; etc. These drugs are often referred to as neuroleptics alluding to the tendency to produce neurological side effects, but not all antipsychotics are likely to produce such effects. Many of these drugs may also be effective against nausea, emesis, and pruritus.
Entry Term(s)
Antipsychotic
Antipsychotic Agent
Antipsychotic Drug
Antipsychotic Drugs
Antipsychotic Effect
Antipsychotic Effects
Antipsychotic Medication
Antipsychotics
Major Tranquilizer
Major Tranquilizers
Neuroleptic
Neuroleptic Agent
Neuroleptic Agents
Neuroleptic Drug
Neuroleptic Drugs
Neuroleptics
Tranquilizing Agents, Major
Tranquillizing Agents, Major
Registry Number
0
NLM Classification #
QV 77.9
Previous Indexing
Tranquilizing Agents (1966-1974)
See Also
Dopamine Antagonists
Public MeSH Note
95; was TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MAJOR 1975-94; ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS was see TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MAJOR 1975-94; NEUROLEPTICS was see TRANQUILIZING AGENTS 1975-78, was see under TRANQUILIZING AGENTS 1969-74
Online Note
use ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS to search TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MAJOR 1975-94; use TRANQUILIZING AGENTS to search NEUROLEPTICS 1969-94
History Note
95; was TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MAJOR 1975-94; ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS was see TRANQUILIZING AGENTS, MAJOR 1975-94; NEUROLEPTICS was see TRANQUILIZING AGENTS 1975-78, was see under TRANQUILIZING AGENTS 1969-74
Date Established
1975/09/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/03/12
Antipsychotic Agents Preferred
Antipsychotic Effect Related
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