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phentermine

[fen-ter-meen] /ˈfɛn tərˌmin/
noun, Pharmacology.
1.
a white, crystalline powder, phenyl-tertiary-butylamine hydrochloride, soluble in water and alcohol, that stimulates the central nervous system and elevates the systolic blood pressure: used chiefly in the treatment of obesity.
Origin of phentermine
phen(yl)-ter(tiary-butyla)mine (hydrochloride)
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phentermine in Medicine

phentermine phen·ter·mine (fěn'tər-mēn')
n.
An oily liquid whose crystalline hydrochloride form is used in the treatment of obesity.

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