gemfibrozil(redirected from Gemhexal)
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A drug, C15H22O3, used to treat high levels of triglycerides and low levels of HDL.
[gem-, origin unknown + fibr(ate), class of lipid-lowering drugs + alteration of xyl(ene).]
(Pharmacology) a drug that lowers the concentration of low-density lipoproteins in the blood and is therefore used to treat patients with hyperlipoproteinaemia