Definition of clonidine in English:

clonidine

noun

Pharmacology
  • A drug that acts as an alpha₂-adrenoreceptor agonist, used in the treatment of hypertension, opiate withdrawal, and a variety of other conditions.

Origin

1960s; earliest use found in The Lancet. From clo- (in chloro-) + ni- (in nitro-) + -idine.

Pronunciation

clonidine

/ˈklɒnədiːn/