minoxidil definition

  • noun:
    • A vasodilator, C9H15N5O, administered orally to treat high blood pressure and utilized topically to advertise the regrowth of hair in male pattern baldness.
    • title of a compound made use of by mouth as a vasodilator to take care of hypertension and externally to reverse hair loss.
    • a vasodilator (trade title Loniten) accustomed treat severe hypertension; one effect is hirsutism it is therefore also offered (trade name Rogaine) as cure for male-patterned hair loss

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