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phentermine

[ fen-ter-meen ]
/ ˈfɛn tərˌmin /
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noun Pharmacology.
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.
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Origin of phentermine

phen(yl)-ter(tiary-butyla)mine (hydrochloride)
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