Origin of cholestyramine
chol- + styrene + amine
First Known Use: circa 1962
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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