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 (klôr-prŏm′ə-zēn′, -prō′mə-)
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.


(Pharmacology) a drug derived from phenothiazine, used as a tranquillizer and sedative, esp in psychotic disorders. Formula: C17H19ClN2S
[C20: from chloro- + pro(pyl + a)m(ine) + azine]


(klɔrˈprɒm əˌzin, kloʊr-)

a crystalline powder derived from phenothiazine, used chiefly as an antipsychotic and to control nausea.
[1950–55; chlor- + pro (pyl) + (a) m (ine) + azine]
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Noun1.chlorpromazine - a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer
phenothiazine, thiodiphenylamine - a compound used primarily in veterinary medicine to rid farm animals of internal parasites


n. cloropromacina, antiemético y tranquilizante.
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