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fenfluramine

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noun fen·flur·amine \ˌfen-ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌmēn\

Definition of fenfluramine

  1. :  an anorectic amphetamine derivative C12H16F3N with little stimulant effect on the central nervous system formerly used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obesity but no longer used due to its association with heart valve disease — see fen-phen



Origin and Etymology of fenfluramine

fen- (alteration of phen-) + -flur- (alteration of fluor-) + amine


First Known Use: 1965


Medical Dictionary

fenfluramine

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noun fen·flur·amine \ˌfen-ˈflu̇r-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of fenfluramine

  1. :  an anorectic amphetamine derivative C12H16F3N with little stimulant effect on the central nervous system formerly used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obesity but no longer used due to its association with heart valve disease—see dexfenfluramine, fen-phen 1




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