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)
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And last year, scientists working with mouse brain cells found that the anti-malaria drug quinacrine and the anti-psychotic drug chlorpromazine interfered with the ability of prions to cause normal brain protein to misfold.
Looking back, the purely unexpected discovery of lithium, chlorpromazine (the first antipsychotic drug) and several antidepressants around the 1950s promised rapid therapeutic progress.
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Origin and Etymology of chlorpromazine
chlor- + propyl + methyl + azine
First Known Use: 1952See Words from the same year
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