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perphenazine

Definition:

tranquilizer and antidepressant sometimes used as an antiemetic for adults

Class:

artifact noun (man-made objects)

Plural:

perphenazines

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Synonyms:

C21H26ClN3OS [chemical formula] | Triavil [trade name]

Etymology:

blend of piperazine and phen-
(Source: Merriam-Webster)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Perphenazine | C21H26ClN3OS  [chemical formula]

a typical antipsychotic drug. Chemically, it's classified as a piperazinyl phenothiazine. It has been in clinical use for decades. Perphenazine is roughly five times as potent as chlorpromazine; thus perphenazine is considered a medium-potency ... (34 of 3352 words, 1 image)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Perphenazine

Wiktionary:

perphenazine | phenothiazine [type of] | piperazine [type of]

A potent anti-psychotic drug. (4 of 5 words, 1 image)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/perphenazine

Collins Dictionary:

perphenazine [pharmacology]

a potent antipsychotic drug with formula C21H26ClN3OS, used to treat psychoses such as schizophrenia (14 of 175 words, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/perphenazine

Merriam-Webster:

perphenazine | C21H26ClN3OS [chemical formula]

a phenothiazine tranquilizer .. that is used especially to control psychotic symptoms (as anxiety and agitation) (16 of 33 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/perphenazine

American Heritage Dictionary:

perphenazine | C21H26ClN3OS [chemical formula]

A crystalline compound, ..., used as a tranquilizer especially in the treatment of psychosis and to prevent or alleviate nausea and vomiting. (22 of 29 words, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perphenazine

Random House Dictionary:

perphenazine [pharmacology] | C21H26ClN3OS [chemical formula]

a crystalline, water-insoluble powder used chiefly as a tranquilizer and in the treatment of intractable hiccoughs and nausea and vomiting. (20 of 28 words, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/perphenazine

Columbia Encyclopedia:

antianxiety drug

drug administered for the relief of anxiety. Although their action is not fully understood, most antianxiety medications appear to affect the action ... (22 of 174 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0804207​.html

Oxford Dictionary:

minor tranquilizer

Syllabification: (mi·nor tran·quil·iz·er) | a tranquilizer of the kind used to treat anxiety states, especially a benzodiazepine; an anxiolytic. (18 of 39 words, 2 definitions)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/minor-tranquilizer

New World Dictionary:

anxiolytic

relieving tension or anxiety | any anxiolytic drug or substance (9 of 21 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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Encarta Dictionary:

perphenazine | C21H26ClN3OS [chemical formula]

an antipsychotic drug. Use: treatment of anxiety, tension and nausea (10 of 25 words, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725171​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Merriam-Webster:

perphenazine

First use: 1957

Origin: blend of piperazine and phen-

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/perphenazine

American Heritage Dictionary:

perphenazine

Origin: "per-" + "phenyl" + "piperazine".

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/perphenazine

per-

Origin: Latin, from per, through; see per [entry 1] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/per-prefix

piperazine

Origin: "piperine" + "azo-" + "-ine" [entry 2].

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Encarta Dictionary:

perphenazine

First use: Mid-20th century

Origin: piperidine + phenothiazine

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861725171​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

the Free Dictionary:

perphenazine

Audio 1: British English pronunciation of "perphenazine"

Audio 2: North American English pronunciation of "perphenazine" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/perphenazine

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

perphenazine

Audio: North American pronunciation of "perphenazine"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=perphe​01 word=perphenazine

YourDictionary Audio:

perphenazine

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "perphenazine" by speech synthesizer

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