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- n. The particular (usually illicit) substance that a suspect is addicted to.
- n. The best-choice medication to treat a particular medical problem.
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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.
One piece that intrigued me was a collection of case histories by a research group at the UC San Francisco Medical School, which described STP as “biochemical Russian roulette” and noted that it had been the party drug of choice for outlaw motorcycle gangs.