chlorpromazine

noun
chlor·​prom·​a·​zine | \ klȯr-ˈprä-mə-ˌzēn How to pronounce chlorpromazine (audio) \

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 (such as schizophrenia)

Examples of chlorpromazine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The drug is chlorpromazine, which has also been used to treat psychotic disorders. Anna Kaufman, USA TODAY, 23 July 2022 Or the life-saving psychiatric medication chlorpromazine, now known as Thorazine, created in 1951. Robert Pearl, Forbes, 13 June 2022 Anti-nausea drugs like chlorpromazine, metoclopramide, or prochlorperazine can help treat nausea and vomiting symptoms. Sara Gaynes Levy, SELF, 17 Nov. 2021 The drug chlorpromazine, an antipsychotic medication, was found in her system. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, 21 Oct. 2021 The drug chlorpromazine, an anti-psychotic medication, was found in her system. Mckenna Oxenden, baltimoresun.com, 15 Sep. 2021 One of those drugs, the antipsychotic chlorpromazine, had been shown in laboratory experiments to prevent the coronavirus from multiplying. New York Times, 30 Jan. 2021 One of those drugs, the antipsychotic chlorpromazine, had been shown in laboratory experiments to prevent the coronavirus from multiplying. Carl Zimmer, BostonGlobe.com, 30 Jan. 2021 In the early 1950s, psychiatrists began treating schizophrenia with a new drug called chlorpromazine. Carl Zimmer, New York Times, 30 Apr. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of chlorpromazine

1952, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for chlorpromazine

chlor- + propyl + methyl + azine

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“Chlorpromazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/chlorpromazine. Accessed 17 Aug. 2022.

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chlorpromazine

noun
chlor·​prom·​a·​zine | \ klōr-ˈpräm-ə-ˌzēn, klȯr- How to pronounce chlorpromazine (audio) \

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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