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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

Risperdal  listen  (RIS-per-dal)

  A drug used to treat certain mental disorders, such as schizophrenia and bipolar disease. It may also be used to treat certain behavior problems in children. Risperdal blocks the action of certain chemicals in the brain. It is a type of antipsychotic. Also called risperidone.