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phenothiazine

Pronunciation: fe'no-thi'a-zen

Definition: A compound formerly used extensively for the treatment of intestinal nematodes in animals; without central nervous system depressant activity itself, it serves as the parent compound for synthesis of a large number of antipsychotic compounds, including chlorpromazine, thioridazine, perphenazine, and fluphenazine.

Synonym(s): thiodiphenylamine

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