dexfenfluramine

noun
dex·​fen·​flur·​a·​mine | \ ˌdeks-ˈfen-flu̇r-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dexfenfluramine (audio) \

Definition of dexfenfluramine

: the dextrorotatory form of fenfluramine formerly used to treat obesity but withdrawn due to its association with heart valve disease — compare fen-phen sense 1

First Known Use of dexfenfluramine

1987, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for dexfenfluramine

dextrorotatory

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“Dexfenfluramine.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dexfenfluramine. Accessed 21 January 2020.

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dexfenfluramine

noun
dex·​fen·​flur·​a·​mine | \ ˌdeks-ˈfen-flu̇r-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce dexfenfluramine (audio) \

Medical Definition of dexfenfluramine

: 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 sense 1

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