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fenfluramine

[fen-floo r-uh-meen] /fɛnˈflʊər əˌmin/
noun, Pharmacology
1.
a sympathomimetic substance, C 12 H 16 F 3 N, formerly used mainly as an anorectic in the treatment of obesity but withdrawn from the market in 1997 because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70; by contraction, respelling and rearrangement of (trifluoromethyl)phenethylamine
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fenfluramine in Medicine

fenfluramine fen·flu·ra·mine (fěn-flur'ə-mēn')
n.
A fluorinated compound that is used in the treatment of refractory obesity.

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