cholestyramine

noun

cho·​le·​styr·​amine (ˌ)kō-ˌle-stə-ˈra-ˌmēn How to pronounce cholestyramine (audio)
kə-;
ˌkō-lə-ˈstir-ə-ˌmēn
: a strongly basic synthetic resin that forms insoluble complexes with bile acids and has been used to lower cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic patients

Word History

Etymology

chol- + styrene + amine

First Known Use

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of cholestyramine was circa 1962

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Cite this Entry

“Cholestyramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholestyramine. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

cholestyramine

noun

cho·​le·​styr·​amine kō-ˈles-tir-ə-ˌmēn How to pronounce cholestyramine (audio)
: 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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