perphenazine

perphenazine

[per-fen-uh-zeen, -zin]
noun Pharmacology.
a crystalline, water-insoluble powder, C 2 1 H 2 6 ClN 3 OS, used chiefly as a tranquilizer and in the treatment of intractable hiccoughs and nausea and vomiting.

Origin:
1955–60; per- + phen(othi)azine

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perphenazine per·phen·a·zine (pər-fěn'ə-zēn')
n.
A crystalline compound used as a tranquilizer especially in the treatment of psychosis and to prevent or alleviate nausea and vomiting.

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