minoxidil

minoxidil

[mi-nok-si-dil]
noun Pharmacology.
a potent peripheral vasodilator, C 23 H 27 N, used in the treatment of severe hypertension, also applied topically to promote hair growth in some types of baldness.

Origin:
(a)min(o)- + ox(y)- + (piper)idi(ny)l, a chemical component; see piperidine, -yl

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minoxidil

noun
a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male-patterned baldness 
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