Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

clozapine

play
noun clo·za·pine \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn\

Definition of clozapine

  1. :  an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 used in the treatment of schizophrenia



Origin and Etymology of clozapine

International Scientific Vocabulary chlor- + -zapine, alteration of -azepine (as in benzodiazepine)


First Known Use: 1970


Medical Dictionary

clozapine

play
noun clo·za·pine \ˈklō-zə-ˌpēn\

Medical Definition of clozapine

  1. :  an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 with serious side effects (as seizures and agranulocytosis) that is used in the management of schizophrenia Clozapine is marketed under the trademark Clozaril.




Learn More about clozapine


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up clozapine? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

the lowest point

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

fox-in-summer-forest

Which of these is a synonym of inchoate?

frightening massive experimental formless
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ