pentoxifylline

[pĕn′tŏk-sĭfə-lēn′, -lĭn, pĕn-tŏk′sə-fĭlēn′, -ĭn]

n.

A bitter-tasting compound that decreases blood viscosity and improves blood flow, used in the treatment of intermittent claudication.

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