Clonidine meaning

klŏnĭ-dēn, klōnĭ-
A synthetic drug, C9 H9 Cl2 N3 that is used primarily in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of opiate withdrawal.
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A white, crystalline drug, C9H9Cl2N3HCl, taken orally, used to lower high blood pressure and, experimentally, to ease withdrawal from narcotics.
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A synthetic drug, C9 H9 Cl2 N3 that is used primarily in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of opioid withdrawal.
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A drug traditionally prescribed for hypertension, having the chemical formula C9H9Cl2N3, and acting by stimulating α2 receptors in the brain.
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Origin of clonidine

  • c(h)lo(ro)– (a)ni(line) (imi)d(e) –ine

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition