phen-fen
noun Date: 1984 fen-phen

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  • phen-fen — fen .fen n FEN PHEN …   Medical dictionary

  • phen-fen — noun fen phen …   Wiktionary

  • fen-phen — fen .fen n a former diet drug combination of phentermine with either fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine called also phen fen …   Medical dictionary

  • phen- — [fen] [Fr phén < Gr phainein, to show, shine (see FANTASY): term first used to indicate deriv. from coal tar, a byproduct in manufacturing illuminating gas] combining form of or derived from benzene [phenazine] …   English World dictionary

  • fen-phen — noun Etymology: fenfluramine + phentermine Date: 1994 a former diet drug combination of phentermine with either fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine called also phen fen …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Fen-phen — was an anti obesity medication (an anorectic) which consisted of two drugs: fenfluramine and phentermine. Fenfluramine, and later, a related drug, dexfenfluramine, was marketed by American Home Products, now known as Wyeth. After reports of… …   Wikipedia

  • fen-phen — /fen fen /, n. Pharm. a dieting pill that suppresses appetite and speeds up metabolism: a combination of the drugs fenfluramine and phentermine. Also, fen/phen. [1990 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • fen-phen — fen phenorFen phen [[t]ˈfɛnˌfɛn[/t]] n. Pharm. an appetite suppressant formerly used for weight loss; withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1997: a combination of the drugs fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine and phentermine. • Etymology: [1990 95] …   From formal English to slang

  • fen-phen — ˈfenˌfen noun ( s) Etymology: fenfluramine (herein) + phentermine (herein) : a former diet drug combination of phentermine with either fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine …   Useful english dictionary

  • Fen- — [lautspr. Schreibweise von Phen (zu ↑ Phenyl )] in Freinamen u. Common Names Hinweis auf das Vorliegen von Phenyl , Phenoxy , Phenylthio u. verwandten Gruppen im Molekül …   Universal-Lexikon

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