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 phenothiazine drug, C17H19ClN2S, usually given in its hydrochloride form and used chiefly to treat schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders, nausea and vomiting, and intractable hiccups.
Origin of chlorpromazinechlor(o)- pro(pyl) m(ethyl) azine
From French chloropromazine, corresponding to chlor- + prom(eth)azine.