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chlorpromazine

noun chlor·prom·a·zine \klr-ˈprä-mə-ˌzēn\

Definition of CHLORPROMAZINE

:  a phenothiazine C17H19ClN2S used chiefly as a tranquilizer especially in the form of its hydrochloride to control the symptoms of psychotic disorders (as schizophrenia)

Origin of CHLORPROMAZINE

chlor- + propyl + methyl + azine
First Known Use: 1952

chlorpromazine

noun chlor·prom·a·zine \klōr-ˈpräm-ə-ˌzēn, klr-\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHLORPROMAZINE

:  a phenothiazine derivative that has antipsychotic, sedative, and antiemetic properties and is used in the form of its hydrochloride C17H19ClN2S·HCl especially to manage the symptoms of psychotic disorders (as schizophrenia)—see largactil, thorazine

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