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clonidine

 [klo´nĭ-dēn]
a centrally acting antihypertensive agent, administered orally as the hydrochloride salt; also used to treat migraine, dysmenorrhea, opioid withdrawal, vasomotor symptoms of menopause, and cancer-associated pain.

clonidine

/clo·ni·dine/ (klo´nĭ-dēn) a centrally acting antihypertensive agent, used as the hydrochloride salt; also used in the prophylaxis of migraine and the treatment of dysmenorrhea, menopausal symptoms, opioid withdrawal, and cancer-related pain.

clonidine

(klŏn′ĭ-dēn′, klō′nĭ-)
n.
A synthetic drug, C9H9Cl2N3 that is used primarily in the treatment of hypertension, the prevention of migraine headaches, and the management of opioid withdrawal.

clonidine

An alpha2 adrenoreceptor stimulator (AGONIST) that is effective in lowering blood pressure and controlling some cases of MIGRAINE and postmenopausal flushing. Stopping treatment may produce a dangerous rise in blood pressure. Brand names are Dixarit and Catapres.

clonidine

a centrally acting, α-adrenergic, antihypertensive agent; known to stimulate growth hormone release in dogs.

clonidine stimulation test
used in the diagnosis of pituitary dwarfism. Administration of clonidine causes a marked increase in blood levels of growth hormone in normal dogs.
clonidine suppression test
used in the diagnosis of pheochromocytoma in humans. Normally, clonidine suppresses the release of catecholamines, but it does not have this effect on tumor function.
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Adherence to long-term naltrexone treatment was low; relapse after clonidine detoxification became the rule rather than the exception.
It is only after he moved out that the Clonidine use soared, implying, as witnesses stated, that Carolyn was unable on her own to control the children; she resorted to Clonidine to do what she could not,'' Michael Riley's attorney, Dennis Shedd, argues in a legal brief.
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The next addition to the ADHD treatment regime could well be Clonicel (clonidine), a long-acting version of clonidine hydrochloride.