Aminazinum

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Aminazinum

 

also called Largactil, Plegomazine, chlor-promazine, Hibernal, and other names. A medical compound of the neuroleptic group. It has a tranquilizing effect on the central nervous system, slows down motor activity, weakens skeletal sinews, lowers blood pressure, and relieves vomiting and hiccups. If administered in large doses, it creates a state similar to physiological sleep. Aminazinum intensifies the action of somnifacients, narcotics, and anesthetic substances. It has a hypothermic effect. Aminazinum is administered only upon the doctor’s prescription, through intramuscular and intravenous intake, in treating psychic and some nervous disorders, allergies, skin diseases, in surgical operations, for uncontrollable vomiting during pregnancy, in radiation therapy, and in combination with some chemical compounds. Aminazinum cannot be used in cases of liver and kidney diseases, disturbances of blood formation, rheumatic endocarditis, decompensating heart deficiencies, hypotonic disorders, and so on.

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