Definition of prochlorperazine in English:

prochlorperazine

Line breaks: pro|chlor|pera¦zine
Pronunciation: /ˌprəʊklɔːˈpɛrəziːn
 
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noun

[mass noun] Medicine
  • A synthetic compound derived from phenothiazine, used as a tranquillizer.
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    • The phenothiazines prochlorperazine and chlorpromazine have been shown to reduce nausea and vomiting of pregnancy compared with placebo.
    • Several antiemetics, such as metoclopramide, chlorpromazine, prochlorperazine, and promethazine, are regarded as safe for use during pregnancy.
    • The most effective medications at this time appear to be prochlorperazine, chlorpromazine and sumatriptan, each having a pain-relief efficacy in acute migraine of greater than 70 percent.

Origin

1950s: from pro(pyl) + chlor(ine) + (pi)perazine.

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