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a phenothiazine used in the form of the base or the hydrochloride salt as an antipsychotic agent, antiemetic, and presurgical sedative, and in the treatment of intractable hiccups, acute intermittent porphyria, tetanus, and the manic phase of bipolar disorder. It is also used to treat certain severe behavioral problems in children. Side effects include drowsiness and slight hypotension. In prolonged therapy the patient should be observed for jaundice. Some patients on long-term therapy develop persistent tardive dyskinesia.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.
A phenothiazine drug, C17H19ClN2S, usually given in its hydrochloride form and used chiefly to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, nausea and vomiting, and intractable hiccups.
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chlorpromazineThorazine® An aliphatic phenothiazine, neuroleptic, antipsychotic, with antiadrenergic, anticholinergic, antiemetic, central antihypertensive activity
McGraw-Hill Concise Dictionary of Modern Medicine. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
chlorpromazineA drug derived from phenothiazine used as an antipsychotic, a tranquillizer and to prevent vomiting (antiemetic). Historically, chlorpromazine was the first truly effective anti-psychotic drug. A brand name is Largactil.
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