[ fen-floo r-uh-meen ]
/ fɛnˈflʊər əˌmin /
a sympathomimetic substance, C12H16F3N, formerly used mainly as an anorectic in the treatment of obesity but withdrawn from the market in 1997 because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease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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Medical definitions for fenfluramine
[ fĕn-flur′ə-mēn′ ]
A fluorinated compound that is used in the treatment of refractory obesity.
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