Definition of chlorpromazine in English:

chlorpromazine

noun

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

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

Origin

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

Pronunciation

chlorpromazine

/klɔːˈprəʊməziːn//klɔːˈprəʊməzɪn/