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fen-phen

or fen/phen

[ fen-fen ]
/ ˈfɛnˌfɛn /
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noun Pharmacology.
a drug that is a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine, formerly used in treating obesity but withdrawn from the market because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease.
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Origin of fen-phen

First recorded in 1990–95
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Medical definitions for fen-phen

fen-phen
[ fĕnfĕn ]

n.
A combination of the drugs fenfluramine and phentermine, formerly prescribed for weight loss, whose use was discontinued because of association with pulmonary hypertension.
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