Neuroleptic aliphatic phenothiazine, thought to act primarily as dopamine antagonist, but also antagonist at a -adrenergic, H1 histamine, muscarinic and serotonin receptors. Used clinically as an anti-emetic. Has been shown to alter fibroblast behaviour.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • chlorpromazine — /klawr prom euh zeen , klohr /, n. a grayish white, crystalline powder, C17H19ClN2S, derived from phenothiazine, used chiefly to inhibit nausea and vomiting and as a major tranquilizer in the management of schizophrenia and related psychoses.… …   Universalium

  • chlorpromazine — A phenothiazine antipsychotic agent with antiemetic, antiadrenergic, and anticholinergic actions. c. hydrochloride c. suitable for oral, intramuscular, and intravenous administration. * * * chlor·prom·a·zine …   Medical dictionary

  • chlorpromazine — n. a phenothiazine antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia and mania; it is also used to control nausea and vomiting in terminal illness. Chlorpromazine is administered by mouth or injection or as a rectal suppository; common… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • chlorpromazine — noun Etymology: chlor + propyl + methyl + azine Date: 1952 a phenothiazine C17H19ClN2S used chiefly as a tranquilizer especially in the form of its hydrochloride to control the symptoms of psychotic disorders (as schizophrenia) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • chlorpromazine — noun /klɔːˈpɹəʊməzɪn/ A tranquillizing drug, CHClNS, used in the treatment of schizophrenia etc …   Wiktionary

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