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Appetite suppressants—Medications that assist in weight loss by reducing appetite or increasing the sensation of fullness

Dexfenfluramine (Redux)—A prescription appetite suppressant for weight loss that was withdrawn from the market due to unacceptable health risks.

Diethylpropion (Tenuate, Tenuate dospan)—A

prescription appetite suppressant currently on the market for weight loss.

"Fen/phen"—The commonly used name for a combination of fenfluramine and phentermine that is no longer available due to the withdrawal of fenfluramine from the market.

Fenfluramine (Pondimin)—A prescription appetite suppressant for weight loss that was withdrawn from the market due to unacceptable health risks.

Insulin resistance—The body's inability to utilize blood sugar, at times leading to diabetes

Mazindol (Sanorex, Mazanor)—A prescription medication for weight loss currently on the market.

Orlistat (Xenical)—A prescription medication for weight loss currently on the market.

Phendimetrazine (Bontril, Plegine, Prelu-2, X-Trozine)—A prescription appetite suppressant for weight loss currently on the market.

Phentermine (Adipex-P, Fastin, lonamin, Oby-trim)—A prescription appetite suppressant currently on the market for weight loss.

Primary pulmonary hypertension (PPH)—A rare but potentially fatal disorder that affects the blood vessels in the lungs

Triglycerides—Fats in the blood

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