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minoxidil

[mi-nok-si-dil] /mɪˈnɒk sɪˌdɪl/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
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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