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.

Origin of phentermine

phen(yl)-ter(tiary-butyla)mine (hydrochloride) Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

phentermine in Medicine




An oily liquid whose crystalline hydrochloride form was formerly used in the treatment of obesity.
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