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

: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


Medical Dictionary

cholestyramine

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

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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