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guanfacine

noun guan·fa·cine \ ˈgwän-fə-ˌsēn \

medical Definition of guanfacine

:a drug that is an alpha-adrenergic agonist taken orally in the form of its hydrochloride C9H9Cl2N3O·HCl especially to treat hypertension and attention deficit disorder
  • Approved by the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), guanfacine is also in widespread use for Tourette syndrome and oppositional defiance disorder …
  • —M. J. FriedrichThe Journal of the American Medical Association23 Jan. 2013
Note: Guanfacine is marketed under the trademarks Intuniv and Tenex.

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