NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,084 terms related to cancer and medicine.

loperamide hydrochloride
(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.