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Medical Term:

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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