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Glossary Term: Conventional Antipsychotics
Definition: Antipsychotic medications, such as Thorazine, that were developed in the 1950s, ’60s, and ’70s. They commonly caused extrapyramidal side effects, which are much less characteristic of the atypical antipsychotics in wide use since the ’90s.
Alternative Name/Synonym: First-Generation Antipsychotics