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fenfluramine

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

Definition of FENFLURAMINE

:  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 of FENFLURAMINE

fen- (alteration of phen-) + -flur- (alteration of fluor-) + amine
First Known Use: 1965

fenfluramine

noun fen·flur·amine \ˌfen-ˈflr-ə-ˌmēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of FENFLURAMINE

:  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

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