Definitions

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

Etymologies

c(h)lo(ro)- + (a)ni(line) + (imi)d(e) + -ine2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

Examples

  • These may include small doses of antidepressants such as bupropion (Wellbutrin), paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor), and fluoxetine (Prozac), or clonidine, which is normally used to control high blood pressure.

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  • He was on clonidine, which is terrible in a patient like him that misses doses regularly because rebound from clonidine will make his HTN worse.

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  • Bag B held personal effects that included cosmetics, pepper spray, diaphragm, douche and an aspirin bottle that contained a yellow powder that preliminary toxicological examination has tentatively identified as clonidine, a blood pressure medication sometimes abused as a “knockout” pill.

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  • Naloxone (Narcan®) may be useful in reversing hypotension, bradycardia and coma because of the similarity of clonidine to opiate overdose symptoms.

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  • Treatment with naloxone is controversial and has been reported to cause hypertension. 3-5 However, transient hypertension can be seen from clonidine alone.

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  • Hypertension associated with naloxone treatment for clonidine poisoning.

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  • To illustrate just how hazardous some drugs can be for your dental health, a previousstudy, using rats, showed that clonidine (Catapres) -- a high blood pressure medication that has also become popular in treating attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children -- resulted in 84 percent more cavities.

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  • The hot flashes and sleep disturbances were almost tolerable with clonidine and an SSRI, but I found that the cognitive effects were intolerable.

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  • The aide snagged a second vial and administered another dose of clonidine.

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  • And noticed a bottle of clonidine, the vasodilator, that had possibly saved his life earlier.

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