anorexigen

noun
an·​orex·​i·​gen | \ ˌa-nə-ˈrek-sə-jən, -nō- How to pronounce anorexigen (audio) \

Medical Definition of anorexigen

: a drug that suppresses the appetite : anorectic The study concluded that fenfluramine-based anorexigens, such as fenfluramine and phentermine, increased the risk of primary pulmonary hypertension by more than 30 times.— S. U. Mahesh, The Albuquerque Journal, 20 Aug. 2000

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“Anorexigen.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/anorexigen. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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