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

Examples of cholestyramine in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After taking cholestyramine for 12 weeks, the amount of PFAS in their blood dropped by an average of 60%. Claire Bugos, Verywell Health, 25 Mar. 2024 However, some people continue to have diarrhea after surgery, and medication to restrain bile salts (such as cholestyramine) can make a huge difference. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 19 July 2023 Vitamin D and other fat-soluble vitamins are less likely to be absorbed when weight-loss medicines with orlistat, as well as cholesterol-lowering treatments with cholestyramine, are taken. Amber Smith, Discover Magazine, 22 Apr. 2022

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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 16 Apr. 2024.

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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