from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A vasodilator, C9H15N5O, administered orally for the treatment of hypertension and used topically to promote the regrowth of hair in male pattern baldness.
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- n. The name of a compound used orally as a vasodilator to treat hypertension and topically to reverse baldness.
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- n. 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
(a)min(o)- + oxid(e) + -il (alteration of -yl).(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)