a synthetic drug, CHClNS, used to treat certain mental disorders and to control nausea and vomiting
Origin of chlorpromazinechlor(o)- + promazine, CHNS, contr. ; from promethazine, an antihistaminic drug ; from pro(pyl) + (di)meth(ylamine), a gaseous compound, (CH)NH + (phenothi)azine, CHNS ; from pheno- + thiazine
A drug, C17H19ClN2S, derived from phenothiazine and used to suppress vomiting and as a sedative and a tranquilizer, especially in the treatment of schizophrenia and other psychotic states.
Origin of chlorpromazinechlor(o)– + pro(pyl) + m(ethyl) + azine.
From French chloropromazine, corresponding to chlor- + prom(eth)azine.