Definition of Pentoxifylline

1. Noun. A drug (trade name Trental) used to treat claudication; believed to increase the flexibility of red blood cells so they can flow through the blood vessels to the legs and feet.

Exact synonyms: Trental
Generic synonyms: Drug
Language type: Trade Name



Definition of Pentoxifylline

1. Noun. A xanthine derivative used to treat vascular dementia and intermittent claudication resulting from obstructed arteries in the limbs. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Pentoxifylline

1. Is a drug that reduces levels of tumour necrosis factor (TNF) (see). Pentoxifylline is FDAapproved for treatment of leg cramps and poor circulation. Possible side effects include nausea and other digestive upset, dizziness and headache. (09 Oct 1997)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pentoxifylline

pentose
pentoses
pentoside
pentosides
pentostatin
pentosuria
pentosyltransferase
pentosyltransferases
pentothal
pentoxazone
pentoxide
pentoxides
pentoxifylline (current term)
pentoxyl
pentraxin
pentraxins
pentremite
pentremites
pentrite
pentroof
pentroofs
pentrough
pentroughs
pents
pentstemon
pentstemons
pentulose

Literary usage of Pentoxifylline

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1. A Lifelong Passion: Nicholas and Alexandra: Their Own Story by Andrei Maylunas (2005)
"To assess the clinical effectiveness of pentoxifylline (Trental) in the ... Forty-eight percent of the patients discontinued pentoxifylline on their own, ..."

2. Treatment Of Pressure Ulcers: Clinical Practice Guideline by Nancy Bergstrom (1997)
"... US Department of Health and Human Services; 1992 Feb. AHCPR Publication No. 92-0032. 145 p. Adler PF. Assessing the effects of pentoxifylline (Trenta! ..."

3. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome: Information for Physicians edited by Barry Leonard (1998)
"... pentoxifylline (Trental), a xanthine derivative that has vasodilatory properties and MODERN MEDICINE. ..."

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