phenothiazine

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phenothiazine

 [fe″no-thi´ah-zēn]
any of a group of having a similar tricyclic structure and acting as potent dopaminergic and alpha-adrenergic blocking agents, as well as having hypotensive, antispasmodic, antihistaminic, analgesic, sedative, and antiemetic activity.

phe·no·thi·a·zine

(fē'nō-thī'ă-zēn),
A compound formerly used extensively for the treatment of intestinal nematodes in animals; without central nervous system depressant activity itself, it serves as the parent compound for synthesis of a large number of antipsychotic compounds, including chlorpromazine, thioridazine, perphenazine, and fluphenazine.
Synonym(s): thiodiphenylamine

phenothiazine

(fē′nō-thī′ə-zēn′, -nə-)
n.
1. A yellow organic compound, C12H9NS, used in insecticides, livestock anthelmintics, and dyes.
2. Any of a group of drugs derived from this compound and used in the treatment of psychiatric disorders, such as schizophrenia.

phenothiazine

A class of antipsychotics and tranquilizers–eg, chlorpromazine, compazine, prochlorperazine, thioridazine, thorazine, possibly used as an antiemetic