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Descriptor English: Phenformin
Descriptor Spanish: Fenformina
Descriptor fenformina
Scope note: Agente hipoglucemiante biguanídico con acciones y usos similares a los del METFORMINA. A pesar de que generalmente se asocia a una inaceptablemente alta incidencia de acidosis láctica, a menudo fatal, se encuentra aún disponible en algunos países. (Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p290).
Descriptor Portuguese: Fenformin
Descriptor French: Phenformine
Entry term(s): Fenformin
Phenylethylbiguanide
Tree number(s): D02.078.370.141.700
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D010629
Scope note: A biguanide hypoglycemic agent with actions and uses similar to those of METFORMIN. Although it is generally considered to be associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis, often fatal, it is still available in some countries. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p290)
Allowable Qualifiers: AA analogs & derivatives
AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Pharm Action: Hypoglycemic Agents
Registry Number: DD5K7529CE
CAS Type 1 Name: Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N-(2-phenylethyl)-
DeCS ID: 10821
Unique ID: D010629
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Date Established: 1966/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2013/07/08
Phenformin - Preferred
Concept UI M0016508
Scope note A biguanide hypoglycemic agent with actions and uses similar to those of METFORMIN. Although it is generally considered to be associated with an unacceptably high incidence of lactic acidosis, often fatal, it is still available in some countries. (From Martindale, The Extra Pharmacopoeia, 30th ed, p290)
Preferred term Phenformin
Entry term(s) Fenformin
Phenylethylbiguanide



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