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cilastatin sodium

Pronunciation: si'la-stat'in so'de-um

Definition: An inhibitor of the renal dipeptidase, dehydropeptidase 1, used, in conjunction with the antibiotic imipenem, which is subject to metabolism in the kidneys, to increase therapeutic response to the antibiotic.

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