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thioxanthene


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Any of a group of neuroleptic (1) drugs such as thiothixene that have similar pharmacological effects to the phenothiazines. [From thio- indicating a chemical compound containing sulphur, from Greek theion sulphur + English xanthene a yellow crystalline compound used as a fungicide and as a dye, from Greek xanthos yellow + -ene indicating an unsaturated compound containing double bonds, from -ene a feminine name suffix]

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