[ floo-fen-uh-zeen ]
/ fluˈfɛn əˌzin /

noun Pharmacology.

a potent tranquilizer, C22H26F3N3OS, derived from phenothiazine and used in various forms for the management of certain neurological or psychotic disorders and for short-term treatment of acute anxiety.

Nearby words

  1. fluorspar,
  2. fluosilicate,
  3. fluosilicic acid,
  4. fluoxetine,
  5. fluoxetine hydrochloride,
  6. flurandrenolide,
  7. flurazepam,
  8. flurbiprofen,
  9. flurried,
  10. flurriedly

Origin of fluphenazine

First recorded in 1955–60; flu(oro)- + phenazine

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Medicine definitions for fluphenazine


[ flōō-fĕnə-zēn′ ]


A tranquilizing drug used especially in the form of its hydrochloride in psychotherapy.

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