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phentermine

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noun phen·ter·mine \ˈfen-tər-ˌmēn\

Definition of phentermine

  1. :  an anorectic drug C10H15N used in the form of its hydrochloride to treat obesity



Origin and Etymology of phentermine

probably from phenyl + tert- (from tertiary) + amine


First Known Use: 1962


Medical Dictionary

phentermine

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noun phen·ter·mine \ˈfen-tər-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of phentermine

  1. :  an anorectic drug administered in the form of its hydrochloride C10H15N·HCl to treat obesity




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