thioxanthene

[thahy-uh-zan-theen]

noun Pharmacology.

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

Nearby words

  1. thiosulphate,
  2. thiosulphuric acid,
  3. thiothixene,
  4. thiouracil,
  5. thiourea,
  6. thir,
  7. thira,
  8. thiram,
  9. third,
  10. third age

Origin of thioxanthene


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Medicine definitions for thioxanthene

thioxanthene

[thī′ō-zănthēn]

n.

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

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