fibrates

fibrates

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pl. n.
a class of drugs, chemically related to fibric acid, that are capable of reducing concentrations of triglyceride and low-density lipoprotein in the blood; they also tend to raise the levels of the beneficial high-density lipoproteins. Fibrates are used for treating hyperlipidaemia; they include bezafibrate, ciprofibrate (Modalim), fenofibrate (Lipantil, Supralip), and gemfibrozil.

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fi·brates (fiґbrāts) general term for fibric acid (q.v.) derivatives.

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