fibric acid

fibric acid
fi·bric ac·id (fiґbrik) any of a group of compounds structurally related to clofibrate that can reduce plasma levels of triglycerides and cholesterol; used to treat hypertriglyceridemia and hypercholesterolemia.

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  • ciprofibrate — n. see fibrates * * * ci·pro·fi·brate (si″pro fiґbrāt) a fibric acid derivative having actions similar to those of clofibrate, used as a hypolipidemic in the treatment of certain hyperlipoproteinemias; administered orally …   Medical dictionary

  • fibrates — pl. n. a class of drugs, chemically related to fibric acid, that are capable of reducing concentrations of triglycerides in the blood (see hypertriglyceridaemia); they may also reduce plasma low density lipoproteins and they tend to raise the… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • fibrate — /ˈfaɪbreɪt/ (say fuybrayt) noun a derivative of fibric acid, used as a medical drug to prevent heart disease by lowering cholesterol and removing triglycerides …   Australian-English dictionary

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