cholestyramine

noun
cho·​le·​styr·​amine | \ (ˌ)kō-ˌle-stə-ˈra-ˌmēn How to pronounce cholestyramine (audio) , 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

First Known Use of cholestyramine

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholestyramine

chol- + styrene + amine

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The first known use of cholestyramine was circa 1962

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“Cholestyramine.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cholestyramine. Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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cholestyramine

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

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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