from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A synthetic drug, C9H9Cl2N3, used in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of Tourette's syndrome and opiate withdrawal.
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- n. A drug traditionally prescribed for hypertension, having the chemical formula C9H9Cl2N3, and acting by stimulating α2 receptors in the brain
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- n. an antihypertensive (trade name Catapres) that can be administered orally or via transdermal patches
c(h)lo(ro)- + (a)ni(line) + (imi)d(e) + -ine2.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)