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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

loperamide hydrochloride  listen  (loh-PER-uh-mide HY-droh-KLOR-ide)

  A drug used to treat diarrhea. Loperamide hydrochloride slows the movement of the muscles in the small intestine to allow more water to be taken out of the feces (waste matter) and more nutrients to be absorbed. Also called Imodium.