Definition of chlorpromazine in English:

chlorpromazine

Syllabification: chlor·prom·a·zine
Pronunciation: /ˌklôrˈpräməˌzēn
 
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noun

Medicine
  • A synthetic drug used as a tranquilizer, sedative, and antiemetic. It is a phenothiazine derivative.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

Origin

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

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