cholestyramine

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noun cho·le·styr·amine \(ˌ)kō-ˌles-tə-ˈra-ˌmēn, kə-; ˌkō-lə-ˈstir-ə-ˌmēn\

Definition of cholestyramine

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

Origin and Etymology of cholestyramine

chol- + styrene + amine


First Known Use: circa 1962


Medical Dictionary

cholestyramine

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noun cho·le·styr·amine \kō-ˈles-tir-ə-ˌmēn\

Medical Definition of cholestyramine

  1. :  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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