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minoxidil

noun mi·nox·i·dil \mə-ˈnäk-sə-ˌdil\

Definition of MINOXIDIL

:  a peripheral vasodilator C9H15N5O used orally to treat hypertension and topically in a propylene glycol solution to promote hair regrowth in male-pattern baldness

Origin of MINOXIDIL

perhaps from amino + oxi- (alteration of oxy-) + piperidine + -yl
First Known Use: 1970

minoxidil

noun min·ox·i·dil \min-ˈäk-sə-ˌdil\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of MINOXIDIL

:  a peripheral vasodilator C9H15N5O used orally to treat hypertension and topically in a propylene glycol solution to promote hair regrowth especially in male-pattern baldness—see loniten, rogaine

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