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thioxanthene

Pronunciation: thi'o-zan'then

Definition: A class of tricyclic compounds resembling phenothiazine, but with the central ring nitrogen replaced by a carbon atom; current use emphasizes the antipsychotic and antiemetic properties of this class.

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