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phentermine

 [fen´ter-mēn]
a sympathomimetic amine related to amphetamine, used as an appetite suppressant either as the hydrochloride salt or as the base in a complex with a resin, which has a sustained action.

phentermine

/phen·ter·mine/ (fen´ter-mēn) a sympathomimetic amine related to amphetamine, used as an anorectic either as the hydrochloride salt or as the base complexed with an ion exchange resin.

phentermine

(fĕn′tər-mēn′)
n.
A drug, C10H15N, that suppresses appetite by altering the metabolism of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine and is used in its hydrochloride form in the management of obesity.

phentermine

A drug with an AMPHETAMINE (amfetamine)-like action used for appetite control in obesity. A brand name is Duromine. There is evidence that phentermine may be associated with heart valve disease and pulmonary hypertension.

Phentermine

An amphetamine prescribed for appetite suppression.
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Dr Madan admitted to giving him Duromine despite knowing it had lost its licence in April 2000 because of health fears.
She also agreed that when she prescribed Duromine for patients Jill Williams, in November 1998, and Amy Binns, in April last year, it was irresponsible, not clinically-justified and not in the best interests of the patients.
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Aldara, Difflam, Duromine, Duro-Tuss, Tambocor, Scotch, Post-it, Scotchgard, Thinsulate, Scotch-Brite, Filtrete, Command and Vikuiti are trademarks of 3M.
She admitted giving him Duromine despite knowing it had lost its licence in April, 2000 due to health fears.
From makeshift venues such as hotels, hairdressers' shops and beauty salons they sold the powerful appetite suppressant Duromine after it was withdrawn from the market because of undesirable side effects.
Phentermine, sold in Britain as Duromine or Ionamine, continues to be used by slimmers.
National slimming centres have imposed strict guidelines on the type of pills prescribed such as Duromine, Ionamin and diethylpropion which all speed up metabolism.
SO THE activities of these clinics go on unchecked, with doctors regularly dishing out powerful amphetamine-like drugs such as Tenuate Dospan, Ionamin and Duromine.
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The pair admitted a catalogue of failings, including "irresponsibly" prescribing tablets of Duromine, a powerful appetite suppressant, to patients when it was not in their best interests and in some cases regardless of their weight or health.