Clonidine hydrochloride. Definition

Medical Definition: Clonidine hydrochloride

A drug used to treat high blood pressure. Is also being studied for the treatment of certain types of pain caused by cancer. It blocks the download of chemicals from nerve endings that constrict blood vessels (made narrower). Clonidine hydrochloride is a type of antihypertensive and alpha-adrenergic agonist. Also called Catapres.

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