fibrate

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noun fi·brate \ˈfī-ˌbrāt, ˈfi-\

Definition of fibrate

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

First Known Use of fibrate

1983


Medical Dictionary

fibrate

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noun fi·brate \ˈfī-ˌbrāt, ˈfi-\

Medical Definition of fibrate

  1. :  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 Medicine, 11 Aug. 2011


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