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n. a conventional antipsychotic of the thioxanthene class. Side effects include sedation, neuromuscular rigidity, and dystonia, and—like similar agents—it is associated with long-term risk of tardive dyskinesia. Zuclopenthixol is not available in the United States. Canadian trade name: Clopixol.

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psychosomatic medicine

psychosomatic medicine

a branch of medicine that emphasizes the role of psychological factors in causing and treating disease.