perphenazine

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per·phen·a·zine

 (pər-fĕn′ə-zēn′)
n.
A crystalline compound, C21H26ClN3OS, used as a tranquilizer especially in the treatment of psychosis and to prevent or alleviate nausea and vomiting.

perphenazine

(pəˈfɛnəˌziːn)
n
(Pharmacology) pharmacol a potent antipsychotic drug with formula C21H26ClN3OS, used to treat psychoses such as schizophrenia

per•phen•a•zine

(pərˈfɛn əˌzin, -zɪn)

n.
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C21H26ClN3OS, used as a tranquilizer and in treating intractable hiccups and nausea.
[1955–60; per- + phen (othi) azine]
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Noun1.perphenazine - tranquilizer and antidepressant (trade name Triavil) sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults
antianxiety drug, anxiolytic, anxiolytic drug, minor tranquilizer, minor tranquilliser, minor tranquillizer - a tranquilizer used to relieve anxiety and reduce tension and irritability
Translations

perphenazine

n perfenazina
References in periodicals archive ?
5-10 mg Medium Potency Trifluoperazine Stelazine 1-10 mg Typical Perphenazine Trilafon 2-16 mg Thiothixene Navane 2-20 mg Loxapine Loxitane 5-50 mg Low Potency Molindone Moban 5-100 mg Typical Mesoridazine Serentil 10-100 mg Thioridazine Mellaril 10-200 mg Chlorpromazine Thorazine 10-200 mg Adapted from Wilens (1999) and Li, Pearrow, & Jimerson (2010).
20) A Seattle man wrote in 1987 that he found that smoking helped mitigate the effects of the Trilafon (a medication for psychosis) he was taking.
The most damaging blow to the atypicals was an authoritative 2005 study funded by the National Institute of Mental Health--the so-called CATIE study--which found that the atypical antipsychotics worked no better than a much older antipsychotic called Trilafon (perphenazine), which was developed in the 1950s.