Meaning of chlorpromazine in English:



mass nounMedicine
  • A synthetic drug used as a tranquillizer, sedative, and anti-emetic. It is a phenothiazine derivative.

    ‘Treatment of delirium requires use of neuroleptic drugs, such as haloperidol and chlorpromazine, not sedatives.’
    • ‘He conducted double-blind controlled trials on the important antipsychotic drugs chlorpromazine and haloperidol, and later on antidepressants.’
    • ‘Isolated instances of such damage have been reported with such drugs as benoxaprofen, chlorpromazine, haloperidol, imipramine, and others.’
    • ‘Antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine and haloperidol help to reduce aggression.’
    • ‘The 29 year old died from aspiration of vomit after mixing diazepam, chlorpromazine, temazepam, flunitrazepam, and clomethiazole.’



/klɔːˈprəʊməzɪn/ /klɔːˈprəʊməziːn/


1950s from chloro- + prom(eth)azine.