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]

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  • 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 an appetite suppressant formerly used for weight loss; withdrawn from the U.S. market in 1997: a combination of the drugs fenfluramine or dexfenfluramine and phentermine.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 — /fɛn ˈfɛn/ (say fen fen) noun Colloquial fenfluramine combined with phentermine. See fenfluramine …   Australian English dictionary

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