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chlorpromazine

(klōrpräm`əzēn'), one of a group of tranquilizing drugs called phenothiazinesphenothiazine
, any one of a class of drugs used to control mental disorders. Phenothiazines, along with other antipsychotic, or neuroleptic, drugs are used for such disorders as schizophrenia, paranoia, mania, psychosis resulting from mental deficiency, some forms of senility,
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 that are useful in halting psychotic episodes. Chlorpromazine, sold under the trade name Thorazine, is often used to reduce the severe anxietyanxiety,
anticipatory tension or vague dread persisting in the absence of a specific threat. In contrast to fear, which is a realistic reaction to actual danger, anxiety is generally related to an unconscious threat.
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 and agitation and the overactivity of some forms of schizophreniaschizophrenia
, group of severe mental disorders characterized by reality distortions resulting in unusual thought patterns and behaviors. Because there is often little or no logical relationship between the thoughts and feelings of a person with schizophrenia, the disorder has
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chlorpromazine

[klȯr′prō·mə‚zēn]
(pharmacology)
C17H19ClN2S A gray-white, crystalline compound used as a sedative and in preventing or relieving nausea and vomiting.
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For example, Smith Kline & French sold chlorpromazine under the brand name Thorazine at a price six times larger than the price of the licensor company, Rhone-Poulenc, in France.
It's been a long but predictable road since the introduction of psychotropic drugs such as Thorazine in the 1950s and the opening of community treatment two decades later that permitted large numbers of psychiatric patients to live outside of hospitals.
We were giving him doses, mega doses, of thorazine, haldol, you name it, and it wasn't touching him at all.
Aside from tranquilizers, exactly what drugs Eagleton took is undeterminable, even though Mankiewicz later contended that it was Thorazine, an antipsychotic drug, supposedly prescribed in Eagleton's wife's name (Miroff 2007, 94; Mankiewicz telephone interview).
I was prescribed Thorazine, which did the job but they forgot to, they for--you're supposed to take, with Thorazine you're supposed to take Cogentin with it and that counteracts the side effects.
The use of stimulants was in the medical tradition of the use of the then-new antipsychotic drugs Thorazine and Haldol, which did not cure schizophrenia but did reduce the violent and hideously self-mutilating behaviors of some patients, allowing them to live in the general populations of the institutions for the chronically ill without fear of violence to others or serious damage to themselves.
The newer drugs entered the market in the mid-1990s at a time of concern about the neurological disorders caused by older medications such as Haldol and Thorazine, which made many users doze, drool and twitch.
In 1955 Smith Kline & French Laboratories introduced Thorazine, the first antipsychotic medication.
When I look at photo after photo of Wainwright staring into the camera like a vapid Ken doll on Thorazine, I realize why I find social bandwagon passengers like Wainwright so morally repugnant.
In the old days the saints were hearing voices and didn't have any Thorazine to calm them down.
Known as atypical antipsychotics, drugs such as Clozaril, Zyprexa and Risperdal largely replaced older medications such as Thorazine, Haldol and Prolixin.