linaclotide

noun
lin·​a·​clo·​tide | \ ˌlin-ə-ˈklō-ˌtīd How to pronounce linaclotide (audio) \

Medical Definition of linaclotide

: a drug C59H79N15O21S6 that is taken orally to relieve symptoms of constipation of unknown cause and constipation associated with irritable bowel syndrome and that acts by binding to guanylate cyclase receptors to increase intestinal secretions, decrease abdominal pain, and accelerate the movement of waste through the intestines

Note: Linaclotide is marketed under the trademark Linzess.

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“Linaclotide.” Merriam-Webster.com Medical Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/medical/linaclotide. Accessed 31 Jul. 2021.

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