Definition of chlorpromazine in English:


Line breaks: chlor|pro¦maz|ine
Pronunciation: /klɔːˈprəʊməzɪn
, -ziːn/


[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic drug used as a tranquillizer, sedative, and anti-emetic.
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    • Treatment of delirium requires use of neuroleptic drugs, such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine, not sedatives.
    • He conducted double-blind controlled trials on the important antipsychotic drugs chlorpromazine and haloperidol, and later on antidepressants.
    • Isolated instances of such damage have been reported with such drugs as benoxaprofen, chlorpromazine, haloperidol, imipramine, and others.


1950s: from chloro- + prom(eth)azine.

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