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Phenformin MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Phenformin
Tree Number(s)
D02.078.370.141.700
Unique ID
D010629
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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)
Entry Term(s)
Fenformin
Phenylethylbiguanide
Pharm Action
Hypoglycemic Agents
Registry Number
DD5K7529CE
Related Numbers
114-86-3
CAS Type 1 Name
Imidodicarbonimidic diamide, N-(2-phenylethyl)-
NLM Classification #
WK 825
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2013/07/08
Phenformin Preferred
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