Thiethylperazine; clinical antipsychotic efficacy and correlation with potency in predictive systems.


A one-to-one relationship between clinical antipsychotic potency and pharmacologic dopaminergic antagonism is implicit in the dopamine hypothesis of neuroleptic action. Thiethylperazine maleate, a classical antiemetic phenothiazine, displays dopaminergic antagonism in behavioral, neurochemical, and neuroendocrine systems, but is paradoxical insofar as it is… (More)