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cholestyramine resin


Definition: an anion exchange resin used to bind dietary cholesterol and hence prevent its systemic absorption. Used to treat hypercholesterolemia. Can bind many acidic drugs in the gastrointestinal tract and prevent their absorption.

Synonym(s): cholestyramine

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