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Probucol

probucol
(Science: chemical) A drug used in the treatment of hypercholesteraemia. It lowers total plasma cholesterol concentrations, mainly by reducing lowdensity lipoprotein-cholesterol and high-density lipoprotein-cholesterol concentrations. It has little effect on serumtriglyceride or very-low-density lipoprotein-cholesterol concentrations.
Pharmacological action: anticholesteraemic agents.
Chemical name: Phenol, 4,4′-((1-methylethylidene)bis(thio))bis(2,6-bis(1,1-dimethylethyl)-


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