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Definition of "chlorpromazine" [chlorpromazine]

  • A drug, C17H19ClN2S, derived from phenothiazine and used to suppress vomiting and as a sedative and a tranquilizer, especially in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic states. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "chlorpromazine" in a sentence
  • "At the time of this advert, drugs like Thorazine also known by its generic name chlorpromazine were marketed as major tranquillisers."
  • "Neuroleptic drugs (such as chlorpromazine) have their effect on the brain almost immediately, but they take weeks to affect the behaviour of the patients."
  • "Do not use Phenergan if you have severe asthma, emphysema, or other breathing problem, or if you are allergic to Phenergan or other phenothiazines such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), fluphenazine"