olanzapine

Pronunciation: (oh-LAN-zuh-peen)

A drug used to treat certain mental disorders. It is also being studied in the treatment of nausea and vomiting caused by some cancer treatments. It is a type of antipsychotic and a type of monoamine antagonist. Also called Zyprexa and Zyprexa Zydis.

Source: NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

2007-10-04 Date last modified: 2008-03-11