noun Etymology: chlor- + aniline + imide + 2-ine Date: 1970 an antihypertensive drug C9H9Cl2N3 used especially to treat essential hypertension, to prevent migraine headache, and to diminish opioid and nicotine withdrawal symptoms

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  • clonidine — /klon i deen , kloh ni /, n. Pharm. a synthetic white crystalline substance, C9H9Cl2N3, used in the treatment of high blood pressure. [1965 70; C(H)LO(RO) 2 + (A)NI(LINE) + (IMI)D(E), extracted from the chemical name + INE2] * * * …   Universalium

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  • clonidine — clo·ni·dine klän ə .dēn, klōn , .dīn n an antihypertensive drug used in the form of its hydrochloride C9H9Cl2N3·HCl esp. to treat essential hypertension, to prevent migraine headache, and to diminish opiate withdrawal symptoms * * * n. a drug… …   Medical dictionary

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