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

perphenazine

play
noun per·phe·na·zine \(ˌ)pər-ˈfē-nə-ˌzēn, -ˈfe-\

Definition of perphenazine

  1. :  a phenothiazine tranquilizer C21H26ClN3OS that is used especially to control psychotic symptoms (as anxiety and agitation)



Origin and Etymology of perphenazine

blend of piperazine and phen-


First Known Use: 1957


Medical Dictionary

perphenazine

play
noun per·phen·a·zine \(ˌ)pər-ˈfen-ə-ˌzēn\

Medical Definition of perphenazine

  1. :  a phenothiazine tranquilizer C21H26ClN3OS used especially to control symptoms (as anxiety, agitation, and delusions) of psychotic conditions




Learn More about perphenazine

  1. Medical Dictionary: Definition of perphenazine


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a jerking and twitching of the body

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

two-chairs-on-a-pier-by-the-ocean-in-summer

Which of the following words means “of or relating to summer”?

vernal brumal estival hiemal
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