clozapine


clozapine
A sedative and antipsychotic tricyclic dibenzodiazepine regarded as atypical because of low central antidopaminergic activity.

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clo·za·pine 'klō-zə-.pēn n an antipsychotic drug C18H19ClN4 with serious side effects (as seizures and agranulocytosis) that is used in the management of schizophrenia see CLOZARIL

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n.
an atypical antipsychotic drug used in the treatment of schizophrenia and other disorders in patients who are unresponsive to conventional antipsychotics. Administered by mouth, it is notable for the absence of tremors and repetitive movements that are associated with other antipsychotic drugs. Side-effects include dizziness, headache, and increased salivation, and in a few cases the drug may depress levels of white blood cells. Trade name: Clozaril.

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clo·za·pine (kloґzə-pēn) a sedative and antipsychotic agent, a dibenzodiazepine; used in the treatment of schizophrenia.

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