thioxanthene

thioxanthene

[thahy-uh-zan-theen]
noun Pharmacology.
any of a class of antipsychotics, as thiothixene, used to relieve symptoms of severe psychiatric disorders.

Origin:
thio- + xanth- + -ene

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thioxanthene thi·o·xan·thene (thī'ō-zān'thēn)
n.
A class of tricyclic compounds resembling phenothiazine and having antipsychotic and antiemetic properties.

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