Definition of clozapine in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈklōzəˌpēn/


A sedative drug used to treat schizophrenia.
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  • Our analysis suggests that antipsychotic drugs other than clozapine may be associated with myocarditis and cardiomyopathy.
  • Examples of surveillance programmes being written into drug licensing decisions include clozapine and alosetron.
  • The use of atypical drugs such as clozapine and olanzapine, which do not have this effect, may increase fertility rates.


Mid 20th century: from c(h)lo(ro)- + elements of benzodiazepine.

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Syllabification: clo·za·pine

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