sibutramine

noun

si·​bu·​tra·​mine sə-ˈbyü-trə-ˌmēn How to pronounce sibutramine (audio) -mən How to pronounce sibutramine (audio)
: an appetite suppressant C17H26ClN·HCl·H2O used to treat obesity by inhibiting the reuptake of norepinephrine, serotonin, and dopamine but has been withdrawn from sale by the manufacturer due to its link to cardiovascular events (as heart attack and stroke)

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“Sibutramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/sibutramine. Accessed 12 Jul. 2024.

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