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- (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /klɔːˈpɹəʊ.məz.ɪn/, /klɔːˈpɹəʊ.məz.iːn/
- (General American) IPA(key): /klɔɹˈpɹɑm.əˌziːn/, /klɔɹˈpɹoʊ.məˌziːn/
- A synthetic drug used as a tranquillizer, sedative, and antiemetic. It is a phenothiazine derivative.
- Synonym: aminazine
- 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.