droperidol

Pronunciation: (droh-PAYR-ih-dol)

A drug used to prevent nausea and vomiting in patients who receive anesthesia before surgery. It is also used to treat anxiety. Droperidol is a type of antiemetic, adjunct anesthesia, and antipsychotic.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2006-05-11 Date last modified: 2007-07-06