noun[mass noun] Medicine
A sedative drug used to treat schizophrenia.
- 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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