minoxidil

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noun mi·nox·i·dil \mə-ˈnäk-sə-ˌdil\

Definition of minoxidil

  1. :  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 and Etymology of minoxidil

perhaps from amino + oxi- (alteration of oxy-) + piperidine + -yl


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minoxidil

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noun min·ox·i·dil \min-ˈäk-sə-ˌdil\

Medical Definition of minoxidil

  1. :  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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