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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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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.
Back then, he told NCR in an April 7 interview, psychiatric therapies amounted to "thorazine in the hip and free association." He said he "had never heard of this guy [Fitzgerald] or what he was saying" prior to the recent reports in NCR, but "to say that the field of child sex-abuse prevention has not made light-years of progress" since the Fitzgerald letters "is not the truth."
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.
Psychiatry's takeover by drugs began in 1954 with the introduction of chlorpromazine (Thorazine).
of Thorazine, Seconal--Ritalin as pale yellow as those bricks scuffed by
The antipsychotic drugs in question include conventional or first-generation medications such as chlorpromazine (Thorazine), along with atypical or second-generation antipsychotic medications, such as olanzapine (Zyprexa), which have been associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular death (Schizophrenia Research, Oct.
brake fluid: psychiatric meds such as liquid Thorazine
Especially risky are drugs that affect alertness, such as antidepressants (like Prozac or Zoloft), antipsychotics (like Thorazine), and anti-anxiety drugs (like Valium or Xanax).
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.
Promethazine (Phenergan) is widely used for nausea and vomiting in pregnancy, and prochlorperazine (Compazine) and chlorpromazine (Thorazine) are other options.