fenfluramine

noun
fen·flur·amine | \ˌfen-ˈflu̇r-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 sense 1

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The idea to use low-dose fenfluramine to stop seizures comes from a successful, open-label experiment conducted by researchers in Belgium. Adam Feuerstein, STAT, "Zogenix to submit anti-seizure drug for approval after clinical trial confirms benefit," 12 July 2018 In 1997, a combo drug containing fenfluramine and phentermine, or fen-phen, was pulled off the market after reports of heart valve damage and deaths. Bradley J. Fikes, sandiegouniontribune.com, "Orexigen, seller of weight-loss drug Contrave, agrees to sale for $75 million," 23 Apr. 2018

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First Known Use of fenfluramine

1964, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for fenfluramine

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

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fenfluramine

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

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 sense 1

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