from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A trademark used for chlorpromazine.

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  • n. a drug (trade name Thorazine) derived from phenothiazine that has antipsychotic effects and is used as a sedative and tranquilizer


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  • Between 1952 and 1954 Smith Kline and French, under license from Rhone-Poulenc, began extensive laboratory and clinical evaluations before marketing CPZ under the name Thorazine.

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  • Hey look, it’s Captain Thorazine and his side kick, Boy Haldol!

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  • Conventional, or typical, antipsychotic drugs like chlorpromazine, known by the brand name Thorazine, have been used to treat conditions such as schizophrenia since the 1950s.

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  • Although nobody was sure how it worked, by the 1950s chlorpromazine (usually known by the brand name Thorazine) was the drug of choice for controlling schizophrenia.


  • Mr. Ferrante gave the patient a shot of one of the most effective and widely used medication to treat hiccups - an antipsychotic called Thorazine.

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  • There are a variety of drugs used to stop hiccups, so Ferrante gave the patient the one most commonly used in his hospital - an antipsychotic called Thorazine.

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  • Zyprexa, marketed as an "atypical" antipsychotic drug, has been promoted as having less dangerous adverse effects than "typical" antipsychotic drugs such as Thorazine and Haldol. Main RSS Feed

  • Maybe they should admit him to a place where he could permanently do the "Thorazine shuffle!"

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  • They were given the antipsychotic Thorazine for their "hyperactivity," "hostility," sleep problems and even for vomiting.

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  • Connie turned Shirley into an addict, giving her nearly a dozen drugs, including barbiturates, tranquilizers and anti-psychotics such as Thorazine.

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