fibrate

noun fi·brate \ ˈfī-ˌbrāt , ˈfi- \

Definition of fibrate

: any of a group of triglyceride-lowering drugs (such as gemfibrozil) that are derivatives of clofibrate

First Known Use of fibrate

1983

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fibrate

noun fi·brate \ ˈfī-ˌbrāt, ˈfi- \

medical Definition of fibrate

: any of a group of triglyceride-lowering drugs (such as fenofibrate and gemfibrozil) that are derivatives of clofibrate
  • … we conclude that the benefit of adding a fibrate to statin therapy in reducing the risk of cardiovascular events in patients with type 2 diabetes remains unproven.
  • —Allison B. Goldfine et al.New England Journal of Medicine11 Aug. 2011

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