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dexfenfluramine

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noun dex·fen·flur·a·mine \ˌdeks-ˈfen-flu̇r-ə-ˌmēn\

Definition of dexfenfluramine

  1. :  the dextrorotatory form of fenfluramine formerly used to treat obesity but withdrawn due to its association with heart valve disease — compare fen-phen



Origin of dexfenfluramine

dextrorotatory


First Known Use: 1987


Medical Dictionary

dexfenfluramine

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noun dex·fen·flur·a·mine \ˌdeks-ˈfen-flu̇r-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of dexfenfluramine

  1. :  the dextrorotatory form of fenfluramine formerly used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obesity but no longer used due to its association with heart disease affecting the heart valves—see fen-phen 1




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