[ fen-floo r-uh-meen ]
/ fɛnˈflʊər əˌmin /

noun Pharmacology.

a sympathomimetic substance, C12H16F3N, formerly used mainly as an anorectic in the treatment of obesity but withdrawn from the market in 1997 because of its potential to cause valvular heart disease

Origin of fenfluramine

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


[ fĕn-flurə-mēn′ ]


A fluorinated compound that is used in the treatment of refractory obesity.
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