Definition of clozapine in English:


Syllabification: clo·za·pine
Pronunciation: /ˈklōzəˌpēn


  • A sedative drug of the benzodiazepine group, 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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