clonidine

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

Definition of clonidine

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

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Origin and Etymology of clonidine

chlor- + aniline + imide + 2-ine


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clonidine

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noun clo·ni·dine \ˈklän-ə-ˌdēn, ˈklōn-, -ˌdīn\

Medical Definition of clonidine

  1. :  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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