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
Rarely, even (for a commentary, see Hampton, 1996). adverse events can be exploited as new indications, Unlike more orthodox studies, mega-trials do and the hair-growing properties of the antihyper - not attempt to control for large numbers of con - tensive drug called minoxidil is a famous example. founding variables.
One of these is called minoxidil which operates, so it is thought, by increasing the blood supply to the hair follicle.
Other mice received saline shots or minoxidil, the active ingredient in Rogaine.
Topical minoxidil (Rogaine and generic) is available over-the-counter, but had lower rates of success among both men and women.
He was being treated with corticosteroids to suppress his immune system and prevent his body from rejecting the organ, plus minoxidil for hypertension.
Because using minoxidil or finasteride alone tends to produce modest results, the two are often prescribed together in hopes of boosting effectiveness.
Topical minoxidil Rogaine and generic is available over-the-counter, but had lower rates of success among both men and women.
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In the case of temporary loss, minoxidil can maintain the hair you have until the body gets back to normal, and then you can stop using it.
A prescription for topical minoxidil (Rogaine) can help, and finasteride (Propecia, an oral medication originally developed for blood pressure) has been proven effective for male-pattern baldness but is not safe for women since it can cause birth defects.
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