Definition of Clofibrate

1. Noun. A drug (trade name Atromid-S) that reduces lipids in the blood serum; used to treat some cardiovascular diseases.

Exact synonyms: Atromid-s
Generic synonyms: Medicament, Medication, Medicinal Drug, Medicine
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Clofibrate

1. Noun. (medicine) A synthetic fibrate, ''ethyl 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-2-methylpropanoate'' ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Clofibrate

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Medical Definition of Clofibrate

1. A fibric acid derivative used in the treatment of type III hyperlipoproteinaemia and severe hypertriglyceridemias. Pharmacological action: anticholesteraemic agents, antilipaemic agents. Chemical name: Propanoic acid, 2-(4-chlorophenoxy)-2-methyl-, ethyl ester (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Clofibrate

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clofarabine
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clofibrate (current term)
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clofibric acid
clofibroyl-CoA hydrolase
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Literary usage of Clofibrate

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"In the WHO sponsored trial of clofibrate and its follow-up, about 15000 men were observed for a mean period of 13.2 years. As expected, incidence of heart ..."

2. Assessing the Human Health Risks of Trichloroethylene: Key Scientific Issues by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"A group of 15745 men were treated with clofibrate and two control groups (one with ... clofibrate was reported to cause a statistically significantly higher ..."

3. Second Report of the Expert Panel on Detection, Evaluation, and Treatment of ...by Scott M. Grundy by Scott M. Grundy (1997)
"Fibric acid derivatives There are two fibric acid derivatives—gemfibrozil and clofibrate—currently available in the United States. ..."

4. Tools For Evaluating Health Technologies: 5 Background Papers by DIANE Publishing Company (2004)
"This point is illustrated by the experience of the Coronary Drug Project trial, a study testing the effect of the cholesterol-lowering drug clofibrate in ..."

5. Guide To Clinical Preventive Services by U. S. Preventive Services Task Force (1989)
"Long-term use of cholesterol-lowering drugs, such as nicotinic acid, clofibrate, and cholestyramine, is associated with a number of unpleasant and ..."

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