cholestyramine


cho·le·styr·amine

noun \(ˌ)kō-ˌles-tə-ˈra-ˌmēn, kə-; ˌkō-lə-ˈstir-ə-ˌmēn\

Definition of CHOLESTYRAMINE

:  a strongly basic synthetic resin that forms insoluble complexes with bile acids and has been used to lower cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic patients

Origin of CHOLESTYRAMINE

chol- + styrene + amine
First Known Use: circa 1962

cho·le·styr·amine

noun \kō-ˈles-tir-ə-ˌmēn\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of CHOLESTYRAMINE

: a strongly basic ion exchange resin that forms insoluble complexes with bile acids and has been used to lower cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic patients

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