Dopamine Antagonists


Antagonists, Dopamine

Antagonists, Dopamine Receptor

Antagonists, Dopaminergic

Blockers, Dopamine

Dopamine Blockers

Dopamine Receptor Antagonists

Dopaminergic Antagonists

Receptor Antagonists, Dopamine

Drugs that bind to but do not activate DOPAMINE RECEPTORS, thereby blocking the actions of dopamine or exogenous agonists. Many drugs used in the treatment of psychotic disorders (ANTIPSYCHOTIC AGENTS) are dopamine antagonists, although their therapeutic effects may be due to long-term adjustments of the brain rather than to the acute effects of blocking dopamine receptors. Dopamine antagonists have been used for several other clinical purposes including as ANTIEMETICS, in the treatment of Tourette syndrome, and for hiccup. Dopamine receptor blockade is associated with NEUROLEPTIC MALIGNANT SYNDROME.