Talk:Fibrate

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Carboxylic acid?[edit]

The intro says that fibrates are carboxylic acids. But none of the structure diagrams show compounds with a -C(=O)OH group. David.Throop (talk) 22:33, 12 February 2008 (UTC)

Why "fibrate"?[edit]

Can anyone add an explanation of why fribates are named so? Do they have something to do with dietary or other kind of fiber? ~ Jeff Q (talk) 07:59, 13 December 2009 (UTC)

No relations with dietary fibers at all! Fibrates because related to fibric acid (PMID: 70343), I haven't found precise literature data but I think that, in turns, fibric acid owes its name to his structure, being a Phenoxyisobutyric acid. --Radio89 (talk) 20:34, 17 July 2012 (UTC)