[ thahy-uh-zan-theen ]
/ ˌθaɪ əˈzæn θin /

noun Pharmacology.

any of a class of antipsychotics, as thiothixene, used to relieve symptoms of severe psychiatric disorders.

Origin of thioxanthene Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Medicine definitions for thioxanthene

[ thī′ō-zănthēn ]


A class of tricyclic compounds resembling phenothiazine and having antipsychotic and antiemetic properties.
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