- a grayish-white, crystalline powder, C17H19ClN2S, derived from phenothiazine, used chiefly to inhibit nausea and vomiting and as a major tranquilizer in the management of schizophrenia and related psychoses.
Origin of chlorpromazine
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- a drug derived from phenothiazine, used as a tranquillizer and sedative, esp in psychotic disorders. Formula: C 17 H 19 ClN 2 S
Word Origin for chlorpromazine
C20: from chloro- + pro (pyl + a) m (ine) + azine
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- A phenothiazine antipsychotic agent with antiemetic, antiadrenergic, and anticholinergic actions.
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