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

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Origin and Etymology of clonidine

chlor- + aniline + imide + 2-ine


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clonidine

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

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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