NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,846 terms related to cancer and medicine.
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- 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.