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perphenazine

[per-fen-uh-zeen, -zin]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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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Origin of perphenazine

First recorded in 1955–60; per- + phen(othi)azine
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perphenazine in Medicine

perphenazine

(pər-fĕnə-zēn′)
n.
  1. 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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