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1[mass noun] A synthetic compound which is used in veterinary medicine to treat parasitic infestations of animals.
[count noun]Any of a group of derivatives of phenothiazine with tranquillizing properties, used in the treatment of mental illness.
- ‘Medications with antihistamine properties, such as anticholinergic agents, phenothiazine, and tricyclic antidepressants, also should be discontinued before skin testing.’
- ‘The systemic use of phenothiazines, a class of neuroleptic drugs used in the therapy of mental disorders, such as schizophrenia, organic psychoses and other mental disorders, is known to induce photosensitization of the skin.’
- ‘Many prescription medications, including digitalis, phenothiazine, theophylline, and beta agonists, can cause palpitations.’
- ‘However, the data presented suggest that some photosensitizing effect in humans is possible, although lower than that exerted by other drugs such as quinolone antibiotics, anti-inflammatory drugs or phenothiazines.’
- ‘The finding that phenothiazines reduce the incidence of cancer in humans generated a broad range of experimental studies, which confirmed their antitumor, cancer-chemopreventive and antimutagenic activities.’
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