Definition of pimozide in US English:

pimozide

noun

Pharmacology
  • An antipsychotic derivative of piperidine used in treating chronic schizophrenia and the symptoms of Tourette's syndrome.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in Arzneimittel-Forschung. From pi- + -moz- + -id-, rearrangements of letters in benzimidazole, both this and piperidine being elements of a systematic name of the compound.

Pronunciation

pimozide

/ˈpɪməzʌɪd/