Antipsychotic vs Benzodiazepine - What's the difference?

antipsychotic | benzodiazepine |


As nouns the difference between antipsychotic and benzodiazepine

is that antipsychotic is (pharmacology) any of a group of drugs used to treat psychosis while benzodiazepine is benzodiazepine.

As an adjective antipsychotic

is (pharmacology) preventing or counteracting psychosis.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

antipsychotic

Adjective

(-)
  • (pharmacology) Preventing or counteracting psychosis.
  • Synonyms

    * neuroleptic

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pharmacology) Any of a group of drugs used to treat psychosis.
  • Synonyms

    * neuroleptic

    Hyponyms

    * See also

    benzodiazepine

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (pharmaceutical drug) Any of a class of psychoactive drugs, structured upon diazepine, used in the treatment of anxiety, insomnia and other related disorders.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also