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- A tranquillizing drug, C17H19ClN2S, used in the treatment of schizophrenia etc.
- 2001: In the early 1950s two French physicians, J. Delay and P. Deniker, noted the remarkable calming effects of a new drug, chlorpromazine, which was initially tested as an agent to be given to patients prior to major surgery to relax them. — Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001, p. 59)