Definition of "thioridazine" []

  • A white or yellow powder, C21H26N2S2, a derivative of phenothiazine, that is administered orally in the treatment of various psychotic conditions, anxiety, depression, and certain childhood behavioral disorders. (noun)

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Use "thioridazine" in a sentence
  • "The excuse had been that South Hams Prison used chemical restraints on its violent prisoners—thioridazine, haloperidol, chlorpromazine—and that paranoid episodes were one of the common side effects."
  • "QT-prolonging agents (eg, quinidine, sotalol, thioridazine), quinolones (eg, ciprofloxacin), or streptogramins (eg, mikamycin) because serious, possibly life-threatening side effects on the heart or irregular heartbeat may occur"
  • "The names of the drugs are either so long you quit reading after the first syllable or two (benzodiazepine, thioridazine), or are soft and airy and nasal-congested (Buspar, Zoloft)."