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clonidine

clonidine

noun clo·ni·dine \ˈklä-nə-ˌdēn, ˈklō-, -ˌdīn\

Definition of CLONIDINE

:  an antihypertensive drug C9H9Cl2N3 used especially to treat essential hypertension, to prevent migraine headache, and to diminish opioid and nicotine withdrawal symptoms

Origin of CLONIDINE

chlor- + aniline + imide + 2-ine
First Known Use: 1970

clonidine

noun clo·ni·dine \ˈklän-ə-ˌdēn, ˈklōn-, -ˌdīn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CLONIDINE

:  an antihypertensive drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C9H9Cl2N3·HCl especially to treat essential hypertension, to prevent migraine headache, and to diminish opiate withdrawal symptoms

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