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promethazine Syllabification: pro·meth·a·zine
Pronunciation: /prōˈmeTHəˌzēn/

Definition of promethazine in English:


A synthetic antihistamine drug derived from phenothiazine, used chiefly to treat the symptoms of allergies and motion sickness.
Example sentences
  • Causative medications are droperidol, diphenhydramine, meperidine, promethazine, atropine, and scopolamine.
  • He was treated with promethazine and amoxicillin, and discharged.
  • Lytic cocktail is a term used loosely to describe a fixed combination of meperidine, promethazine, and chlorpromazine intended typically for intramuscular use.


1950s: from pro(pyl) + (di)meth(ylamine) + (phenothi)azine.

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