chlorpromazine

- c. hydrochloride c. suitable for oral, intramuscular, and intravenous administration.

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chlor·prom·a·zine klōr-'präm-ə-.zēn, klȯr- n a phenothiazine derivative that has antipsychotic, sedative, and antiemetic properties and is used in the form of its hydrochloride C17H19ClN2S·HCl esp. to manage the symptoms of psychotic disorders (as schizophrenia) see LARGACTIL, THORAZINE

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n.
a phenothiazine antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania; it is also used to treat severe anxiety and agitation and to control nausea and vomiting. It also enhances the effects of analgesic and is used in terminal illness and preparation for anaesthesia. Chlorpromazine is administered by mouth or injection or as a rectal suppository; common side-effects are drowsiness and dry mouth. It also causes abnormalities of movement, especially dystonia, dyskinesia, and parkinsonism. Trade name: Largactil.

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chlor·pro·ma·zine (klor-proґmə-zēn) [USP] a phenothiazine derivative, used as an antiemetic and tranquilizer, and for the management of severe behavior disorders in children; administered rectally.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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