thioridazine

noun

thi·​o·​rid·​a·​zine ˌthī-ə-ˈri-də-ˌzēn How to pronounce thioridazine (audio)
-zən
: a phenothiazine tranquilizer C21H26N2S2 used in the form of its hydrochloride for relief of anxiety states and in the treatment of psychotic disorders and severe childhood behavioral problems

Word History

Etymology

thi- + piperidine + phenothiazine

First Known Use

1959, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of thioridazine was in 1959

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Cite this Entry

“Thioridazine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/thioridazine. Accessed 13 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

thioridazine

noun
thio·​rid·​a·​zine ˌthī-ə-ˈrid-ə-ˌzēn How to pronounce thioridazine (audio) -zən How to pronounce thioridazine (audio)
: a phenothiazine tranquilizer used in the form of its hydrochloride C21H26N2S2·HCl for relief of anxiety states and in the treatment of psychotic disorders and severe childhood behavioral problems see mellaril
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