clozapine


clo·za·pine

noun \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn\

Definition of CLOZAPINE

:  an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 used in the treatment of schizophrenia

Origin of CLOZAPINE

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + -zapine, alteration of -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)
First Known Use: 1970

clo·za·pine

noun \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLOZAPINE

: an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 with serious side effects (as seizures and agranulocytosis) that is used in the management of schizophrenia—see clozaril

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