chlorpromazine

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English[edit]

Chemical structure of chlorpromazine
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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

chlorpromazine (countable and uncountable, plural chlorpromazines)

  1. A synthetic drug used as a tranquillizer, sedative, and antiemetic. It is a phenothiazine derivative.
    • 2001, Leslie Iversen, Drugs: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2001), page 59:
      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.

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