cholestyramine etymology

English word cholestyramine comes from English cholesterol, English styrene, English -amine ((organic chemistry) An amine.)

Detailed word origin of cholestyramine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
cholesterol English (eng) (biochemistry) A sterol lipid synthesized by the liver and transported in the bloodstream to the membranes of all animal cells; it plays a central role in many biochemical processes and, as a lipoprotein that coats the walls of blood vessels, is associated with cardiovascular disease.
styrene English (eng) (chemistry) An aromatic hydrocarbon, vinyl-benzene; a colourless, oily liquid, used in the manufacture of polymers such as polystyrene.
-amine English (eng) (organic chemistry) An amine.
cholestyramine English (eng) A drug that lowers the level of cholesterol in the blood by sequestering bile acids.

Words with the same origin as cholestyramine

Descendants of cholesterol
cholesteric sterol zoosterol
Descendants of styrene
styrenyl styrofoam styryl
Descendants of -amine
acylethanolamine acylpolyamine antihistamine catecholamine catecholaminergic diamine flustramine glutamine histamine hydramine hydroxylamine indoleamine methamine methylscopolamine monoaminergic monoethanolamine phosphatidylethanolamine polyamine polyamine oxidase rhodamine scopolamine sulforhodamine tetramethylrhodamine trichloramine