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fenfluramine

[fen-floo r-uh-meen]
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noun Pharmacology.
  1. a sympathomimetic substance, C12H16F3N, formerly used mainly as an anorectic in the treatment of obesity but withdrawn from the market in 1997 because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease
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Origin of fenfluramine

First recorded in 1965–70; by contraction, respelling and rearrangement of (trifluoromethyl)phenethylamine
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fenfluramine in Medicine

fenfluramine

(fĕn-flurə-mēn′)
n.
  1. A fluorinated compound that is used in the treatment of refractory obesity.
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