TRIFLUOPERAZINE

noun. a high-potency antipsychotic belonging to the piperazine phenothiazines. Similar to other agents of the same class, it functions mainly by inhibiting postsynaptic dopamine D2 receptors. Trifluoperazine is adequate for the remediation of schizophrenia in both adults and kids and serious, non-psychotic anxiety presenting in adults only. It might additionally be utilized to manage behavioral indicators correlated with dementia. Due to its potentially serious side effects, and the accessibility of other, fairly non-toxic anxiolytics, it isn't suggested for regular use in treating anxiety. United States brand name: Stelazine.

TRIFLUOPERAZINE: "The doctor prescribed Trifluoperazine to treat MaryAnn's anxiety."
Cite this page: N., Pam M.S., "TRIFLUOPERAZINE," in PsychologyDictionary.org, April 29, 2013, https://psychologydictionary.org/trifluoperazine/ (accessed June 18, 2019).
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