Definition of Minoxidil

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Loniten, Rogaine
Generic synonyms: Vasodilative, Vasodilator



Definition of Minoxidil

1. Noun. The name of a compound used orally as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and topically to reverse baldness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Minoxidil

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Medical Definition of Minoxidil

1. A potent direct-acting peripheral vasodilator that reduces peripheral resistance and produces a fall in blood pressure. It is given by mouth in the treatment of severe hypertension unresponsive to other therapy. It is also used topically in the treatment of male-pattern baldness. Pharmacological action: antihypertensive agents, vasodilator agents. Chemical name: 2,4-Pyrimidinediamine, 6-(1-piperidinyl)-, 3-oxide (12 Dec 1998)

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Literary usage of Minoxidil

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1. Thin-Layer Chromatography: A Camag Bibliography edited by Dieter Janchen (1992)
"Ltd., Pallagi 13, Debrecen, Hungary): Separation of minoxidil and its intermediates by overpressured layer chromatogra- phy using a stationary phase bonded ..."

2. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"For example, calcium channel antagonists, angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitors, hydralazine, minoxidil, potassium- sparing diuretics, and reserpine have ..."

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