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.

Nearby words

  1. minority leader,
  2. minos,
  3. minot,
  4. minot, george richards,
  5. minotaur,
  6. minsk,
  7. minster,
  8. minstrel,
  9. minstrel show,
  10. minstrelsy

Origin of minoxidil

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

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