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fen-phen

[fen-fen] /ˈfɛnˌfɛn/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a drug that is a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, formerly used in treating obesity but withdrawn from the market because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease.
Also, fen/phen.
Origin
1990-1995
1990-95
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  • In that case, the appellant took the diet pill fen-phen and later developed mitral valve regurgitation and aortic insufficiency.
Contemporary definitions for fen-phen
noun

a former prescription diet drug of fenfluramine hydrochloride or dexfenfluramine combined with phentermine, and now banned; also called phen-fen

Word Origin

1994-99; fenfluramine + phentermine

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fen-phen in Medicine

fen-phen (fěn'fěn)
n.
A combination of two drugs, fenfluramine hydrochloride and phentermine, formerly prescribed for weight loss.

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