antipsychotic etymology

English word antipsychotic comes from English anti-, English psychotic

Detailed word origin of antipsychotic

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anti- English (eng) (immunology) That reacts with immunoglobins found in the specified animal.. Against, hostile to.. Contrasting with the norm.. Counteracting, neutralizing.. Opposite of, reverse.. Physically opposite: applied to mountain ranges.. Related to antiparticles.
psychotic English (eng) A person affected by psychosis. Of, related to, or suffering from psychosis.
antipsychotic English (eng) (pharmacology) Preventing or counteracting psychosis. (pharmacology) Any of a group of drugs used to treat psychosis.

Words with the same origin as antipsychotic

Descendants of anti-
antacid anti antianxiety antibacterial antichrist anticlimax anticrime antidepressant antifreeze antigovernment antihero antihistamine antimatter antineoplaston antioxidant antipersonnel antiperspirant antisocial antitank antitrust antivenin antivenom antiviral antivirus
Descendants of psychotic