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clonidine

[klon-i-deen, kloh-ni-] /ˈklɒn ɪˌdin, ˈkloʊ nɪ-/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a synthetic white crystalline substance, C 9 H 9 Cl 2 N 3 , used in the treatment of high blood pressure.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; c(h)lo(ro)-2 + (a)ni(line) + (imi)d(e), extracted from the chemical name + -ine2
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clonidine in Medicine

clonidine clon·i·dine (klŏn'ĭ-dēn', klō'nĭ-)
n.
A synthetic drug used in the treatment of hypertension and for the prevention of migraine headaches.

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