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A vasodilator, C9H15N5O, administered orally for the treatment of severe hypertension and used topically to promote the regrowth of hair in male and female pattern baldness.

[(a)min(o)- + oxid(e) + -il (alteration of -yl).]


(Pharmacology) pharmacol a drug applied to the scalp to counter baldness and also taken orally as a vasodilator


(mɪˈnɒk sɪˌdɪl)

a vasodilating drug used for treating severe hypertension and also applied topically to promote hair growth in some types of baldness.
[1965–70; (a) min(o)- + ox(y)-2 + (piper)idi(ny)l, a chemical component; see piperidine, -yl]
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Noun1.minoxidil - a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertensionminoxidil - a vasodilator (trade name Loniten) used to treat severe hypertension; one side effect is hirsutism so it is also sold (trade name Rogaine) as a treatment for male-patterned baldness
vasodilative, vasodilator - a drug that causes dilation of blood vessels


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