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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A crystalline vasodilator, C19H21N5O4, used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat hypertension.

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  • n. A particular kind of sympatholytic drug used to treat high blood pressure.

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  • n. antihypertensive drug (trade name Minipress)

Etymologies

p(ipe)raz(ine) + perhaps alteration of ox(y)- + (quinazol)in(e), one of its constituents.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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