[ per-fen-uh-zeen, -zin ]
/ pərˈfɛn əˌzin, -zɪn /
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C21H26ClN3OS, used chiefly as a tranquilizer and in the treatment of intractable hiccoughs and nausea and vomiting.
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Medical definitions for perphenazine
[ pər-fĕn′ə-zēn′ ]
A crystalline compound used as a tranquilizer especially in the treatment of psychosis and to prevent or alleviate nausea and vomiting.
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