chlorpromazine

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French chloropromazine, corresponding to chlor- + prom(eth)azine.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /klɔːˈpɹəʊməzɪn/

Noun[edit]

chlorpromazine (uncountable)

  1. 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)