minoxidil

[ mi-nok-si-dil ]
/ mɪˈnɒk sɪˌdɪl /

noun Pharmacology.

a potent peripheral vasodilator, C23H27N, used in the treatment of severe hypertension, also applied topically to promote hair growth in some types of baldness.

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Origin of minoxidil

(a)min(o)- + oxy-2 + (piper)idi(ny)l, a chemical component; see piperidine, -yl
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Medical definitions for minoxidil

minoxidil
[ mə-nŏksĭ-dĭl′ ]

n.

A vasodilator administered orally to treat hypertension and topically to promote the regrowth of hair in male pattern baldness.
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