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Droperidol (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: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.