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bile-acid sequestrant


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(si-kwes-trănt)

a drug that binds to bile acids, forming a complex that is excreted in the faeces. The reduction in bile acids causes cholesterol to be oxidized to bile acids, decreases low-density lipoprotein serum levels, and decreases serum cholesterol levels. See colestipol, colestyramine.

Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics.


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