noun[mass noun] Medicine
A synthetic compound derived from phenothiazine, used as a tranquillizer, chiefly in the treatment of mental illness.
- The phenothiazine associated with most deaths was not thioridazine but chlorpromazine.
- The Irish Medicines Board has decided to ban the use of the antipsychotic drug thioridazine in children because of fears over cardiac side effects.
- Chlorpromazine, haloperidol and thioridazine became the standard treatments for schizophrenia.
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