a white, crystalline drug, CHClNHCl, taken orally, used to lower high blood pressure and, experimentally, to ease withdrawal from narcotics
in full clonidine hydrochloride
Origin of clonidinec(h)lo(ro)- (sense ) + (a)n(iline) + (im)id(e) + -ine
A synthetic drug, C9H9Cl2N3 that is used primarily in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of opiate withdrawal.
Origin of clonidinec(h)lo(ro)– + (a)ni(line) + (imi)d(e) + –ine2.
(usually uncountable, plural clonidines)
- A drug traditionally prescribed for hypertension, having the chemical formula C9H9Cl2N3, and acting by stimulating α2 receptors in the brain