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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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In addition, we continue to execute our clinical development plan for Clonidine Topical Gel, with top-line Phase 3 data available later this month, and, if positive, we anticipate a regulatory submission to occur in the E.
The additives fentanyl, adrenaline and clonidine had no antibacterial effect in isolation or any synergistic effect when added to the local anaesthetics.
Although there is only anecdotal information regarding the use of dexmedetomidine in this scenario, there is experience with clonidine in relieving the clinical manifestations of opioid withdrawal from abuse or after prolonged administration in the ICU setting.
2] adrenoceptors than clonidine (ratios of [[alpha].
6,11] Clonidine is available in sustained-release form to provide for longer coverage.
He now suspects clonidine may block those hot flashes by reducing norepinephrine overloads.
The Phase 3 trial is a multicenter, randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study to determine the efficacy and safety of Clonidine Topical Gel in the treatment of pain associated with PDN.
A patient with "profound sialorrhea," who had failed trials of clonidine and benztropine, received transdermal scopolamine 1.
The two main agents that proved some efficacy in relieving hot flushes over placebo are clonidine and the selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI).
School of Medicine and Dentistry and his colleagues found that the anti-hypertensive drug clonidine does not ease withdrawal symptoms or promote quitting over a one-month treatment period.