minoxidil

Definitions:

  • A vasodilator, C<sub>9</sub>H<sub>15</sub>N<sub>5</sub>O, administered orally for the treatment of hypertension and used topically to promote the regrowth of hair in male pattern baldness.
  • The name of a compound used <xref>orally</xref> as a <xref>vasodilator</xref> to treat <xref>hypertension</xref> and <xref>topically</xref> to reverse <xref>baldness</xref>.
  • 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
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