chlorpromazine chlorpromazine


  • (n) a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer


  1. By itself, chlorpromazine is a star performer.
  2. Both chlorpromazine and reserpine have a wide variety of other uses.
  3. With the introduction of strikingly effective antipsychotic drugs such as chlorpromazine and imipramine in the 1950s, the popularity of shock treatment began to wane.

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