cholestyramine

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

First Known Use of cholestyramine

circa 1962, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for cholestyramine

chol- + styrene + amine

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cholestyramine

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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