cholestyramine
noun Etymology: chol- + styrene + amine Date: circa 1962 a strongly basic synthetic resin that forms insoluble complexes with bile acids and has been used to lower cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic patients

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  • cholestyramine — An anion exchange resin used to bind dietary cholesterol and hence prevent its systemic absorption. Used to treat hypercholesteremia. Can bind many acidic drugs in the gastrointestinal tract …   Medical dictionary

  • Cholestyramine — La cholestyramine est une résine chélatrice des sels biliaires ayant un effet hypocholestérolémiant par inhibition du cycle entéro hépatique des sels biliaires dérivés du cholestérol, qui ont pour rôle d émulsionner les lipides dans le tube… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cholestyramine — cho·le·styr·a·mine (kō lĭ stîrʹə mēn , kō lĕs tə rămʹēn) n. A drug used to lower serum cholesterol levels and treat itching associated with jaundice through its ability to bind intestinal bile acids and promote their excretion.   [cholesterol +… …   Universalium

  • cholestyramine — noun A drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by sequestering bile acids …   Wiktionary

  • cholestyramine — cho·le·styr·amine …   English syllables

  • cholestyramine — n.; see colestyramine …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • cholestyramine — ˌkōləˈstīrəˌmēn, kōˈlestirəˌmēn noun Etymology: chol + styrene + amine : a strongly basic ion exchange resin that forms insoluble complexes with bile acids and has been used to lower cholesterol levels in hypercholesterolemic patients …   Useful english dictionary

  • cholestyramine resin — or cholestyramine [kō les′tir ə mēn΄, kō les tir′ə mēn΄] n. a powdery synthetic resin that binds with and prevents the reabsorption of bile acids, used to reduce cholesterol levels, relieve itching associated with jaundice, etc. * * * …   Universalium

  • cholestyramine resin — or cholestyramine [kō les′tir ə mēn΄, kō les tir′ə mēn΄] n. a powdery synthetic resin that binds with and prevents the reabsorption of bile acids, used to reduce cholesterol levels, relieve itching associated with jaundice, etc …   English World dictionary

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