minoxidil
noun Etymology: perhaps from amino + oxi- (alteration of oxy-) + piperidine + -yl Date: 1970 a peripheral vasodilator C9H15N5O used orally to treat hypertension and topically in a propylene glycol solution to promote hair regrowth in male-pattern baldness

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Minoxidil — Systematic (IUPAC) name 6 …   Wikipedia

  • minoxidil — Vasodilatador prescrito para el tratamiento de la hipertensión grave resistente al tratamiento. Diccionario Mosby Medicina, Enfermería y Ciencias de la Salud, Ediciones Hancourt, S.A. 1999 …   Diccionario médico

  • minoxidil — [mi näk′sə dil] n. a drug, C9H15N5O, that dilates blood vessels, used internally in treating severe high blood pressure and externally, in a lotion, for treating baldness …   English World dictionary

  • Minoxidil — Strukturformel Allgemeines Freiname Minoxidil Andere Na …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Minoxidil — Demande de traduction Minoxidil → Minoxidil …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Minoxidil — Este artículo o sección necesita referencias que aparezcan en una publicación acreditada, como revistas especializadas, monografías, prensa diaria o páginas de Internet fidedignas. Puedes añadirlas así o avisar al autor pri …   Wikipedia Español

  • minoxidil — /mi nok si dil /, n. Pharm. a potent peripheral vasodilator used in the treatment of severe hypertension, also applied topically to promote hair growth in some types of baldness. [(A)MIN(O) + OX(Y) + (piper)idi(ny)l, a chemical component; see… …   Universalium

  • minoxidil — noun The name of a compound used orally as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and topically to reverse baldness …   Wiktionary

  • minoxidil — An antihypertensive agent used for treatment of premature hair loss; sometimes used topically on the scalp to increase hair growth. * * * min·ox·i·dil min äk sə .dil n a peripheral vasodilator C9H15 …   Medical dictionary

  • minoxidil — n. oral drug that causes dilation of blood vessels used for the treatment of hypertension …   English contemporary dictionary

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