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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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In order to standardize different medications' doses for the comparison, they were converted to chlorpromazine equivalent for all participants in the present study.
Among the cases that received typical antipsychotics 2 (40%) on chlorpromazine (n = 5) developed dyslipidaemia.
Chlorpromazine has been given for six months after discharge and has remained well, apart from occasional short relapses usually associated with some stress.
Antipsychotics which have strong anticholinergic and/or antiadrenergic effects (such as chlorpromazine and fluphenazine) cause mydriasis and cycloplegia.
The drugs whose utilization accounted for about 90% of the entire drug use (DU 90%) include haloperidol, amitriptyline, benzhexol, trifluoperazine, chlorpromazine, and carbamazepine.
(88) Chlorpromazine resembled antihistamines-- medicines that help to treat respiratory diseases--as well as other medicines that help to treat neurological diseases.
Owner reported animal was treated with Chlorpromazine and Meloxicam.
First-generation antipsychotics such as haloperidol, fluphenazine, and chlorpromazine were used by 2.6% of the SCD group, compared with 0.5% of controls.
The decade of the drug revolution started in 1954 with the introduction of chlorpromazine (Largactil) which replaced the hazardous insulin shock therapy for schizophrenia.