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  Phentermine



Phentermine

    A sympathomimetic amine used in attack preparations as a vasoconstrictor and bronchodilator, usually in combination with an antihistamine drug. An appetite suppressant that disrupts the transmission of signals from the neurotransmitters and is used in the management of obesity.

RELATED TERMS
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Amine
"A chemical compound containing nitrogen. Amines are derived from ammonia. (The name ""amine"" was derived from the word ""ammonia."")"

Neurotransmitters
Chemical substances that carry impulses from one nerve cell to another; found in the space (synapse) that separates the transmitting neuron's terminal (axon) from the receiving neuron's terminal (dendrite).

Obesity
Abnormal body weight, usually defined as more than 20 percent above average for age, height and bone structure.



SIMILAR TERMS
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Phenacetin
An analgesic and antipyretic drug.

Phenaphen with codeine no. 2
Phenaphen with codeine no. 2 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenaphen with codeine no. 3
Phenaphen with codeine no. 3 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenaphen with codeine no. 4
Phenaphen with codeine no. 4 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenaphen-650 with codeine
Phenaphen-650 with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): acetaminophen; codeine phosphate.

Phenazine
Phenazine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phendimetrazine tartrate.

Phenazine-35
Phenazine-35 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phendimetrazine tartrate.

Phendimetrazine tartrate
Phendimetrazine tartrate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phendimetrazine tartrate.

Phenergan
Phenergan is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan fortis
Phenergan fortis is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan plain
Phenergan plain is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan vc
Phenergan vc is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenylephrine hydrochloride; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan vc with codeine
Phenergan vc with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): codeine phosphate; phenylephrine hydrochloride; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan with codeine
Phenergan with codeine is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): codeine phosphate; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenergan with dextromethorphan
Phenergan with dextromethorphan is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): dextromethorphan hydrobromide; promethazine hydrochloride.

Phenetron
Phenetron is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorpheniramine maleate.

Phenobarbital
An anticonvulsant substance.

Phenobarbitol
A sedating medication used to control seizures.

Phenotype
The expression of the genes present in an individual. This may be directly observable (eye color) or apparent only with specific tests (blood type). Some phenotypes such as the blood groups are completely determined by heredity, while others are readily altered by environmental agents.

Phentermine diet
A particular type of diet based on phentermine.

Phentermine hcl
Phentermine hcl is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phentermine hydrochloride.

Phentermine resin 30
Phentermine resin 30 is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phentermine resin complex.

Phentolamine mesylate
Phentolamine mesylate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phentolamine mesylate.

Phentytoin
Phentytoin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin.

Phenurone
Phenurone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenacemide.

Pheny-pas-tebamin
Pheny-pas-tebamin is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenyl aminosalicylate.

Phenylalanine
An essential amino acid occurring in proteins. A small amount of phenylalanine is necessary in the diet to make the proteins that form human tissues.

Phenylbutazone
Phenylbutazone is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenylbutazone.

Phenylketonuria
All babies born in the U.S. are tested at birth for PKU, a genetic disorder of a liver enzyme that disrupts normal body functions. If not carefully regulated by diet early in infancy, PKU can cause mental retardation.

Phenylpropanolamine hcl with chlorpheniramine maleate
Phenylpropanolamine hcl with chlorpheniramine maleate is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): chlorpheniramine maleate; phenylpropanolamine hydrochloride.

Phenytek
Phenytek is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin sodium.

Phenytex
Phenytex is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin sodium.

Phenytoin
An anticonvulsant drug.

Phenytoin sodium
Phenytoin sodium is a prescription or over-the-counter drug which is (or once was) approved in the United States and possibly in other countries. Active ingredient(s): phenytoin sodium.



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Progestins
Synthetic analogs of progesterone that have some of the properties of natural progesterone.

Photoreceptor
A light sensitive neuron. Photoreceptors interact with light which produces changes in their electrical properties which are communicated to other neurons. They constitute the first stage in the physiological process which underlies vision. The human retina, like the retina of most vertebrates, contains two broad classes of photo-receptors, rods and cones.

Paternity test
A test based on blood groups to determine whether a particular man could be the biological father of a particular child; negative results prove he was not the father but positive results show only that he could be.

Penis
The male sex organ, which consists of a head called glans, and the shaft or body. At the tip of the glans is the urethral opening, through which urine and semen leave the body. The shaft or the body of the penis is made of spongy tissue and blood vessels. And it fills with blood an grows in size (becomes erect) during sexual excitement.

Penis enlargement treatment
Treatments aimed at increasing penile length or girth also known as penile augmentation. They can be either non-surgical treatment or surgical treatments.

Phentermine

Pyelonephritis
Infection of the kidneys. A severe infection favoured by a slowing in the flow of urine (urinary stasis) between the kidney and bladder, through a long duct called the urethra. This stasis is naturally increased by pregnancy (atonicity of ducts), but the absence of any blockage in the urinary tract or reflex from the bladder and urethras (vesicourethral reflux) should be ascertained.

Panic disorder
Panic disorder is a condition in which persons experience sudden, severe attacks of anxiety. Symptoms consist of heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, upset stomach and fear of dying or losing control. Some patients have such attacks only occasionally, while others may have several attacks a day. Since the attacks are very frightening, many patients start to avoid situations in which the attacks have occurred, such as driving on an expressway or over bridges, shopping in large department stores or malls, etc. Agoraphobia is the term for such avoidance, which in severe cases can lead to being completely housebound.

Paresis
It is only an impairment of the action of a muscle or a group of muscles (not a total loss of function).

Paraplegia
Paraplegiai nvolves a loss of sensation and movement in the legs and in part or all of the trunk. This varies according to the level of the injury. Generally, the lower the injury, the less the loss of movement and sensation. Paraplegia usually results from an injury to the spinal cord in the mid and lower back.

Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
A syndrome caused by re-experiencing traumatic events while being unaware of or unresponsive to current events or, in other words, a "flashback." A child may experience sleeping problems, nightmares, intrusive thoughts, have difficulty concentrating, self-destructive behavior, hyperactivity or anxiety/panic disorder. Therapy is crucial in managing PTSD.

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