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  • adj. That is not able to be absorbed; not absorbable


non- + absorbable (Wiktionary)


  • About 40 percent of the patients who took rifaximin, a nonabsorbable antibiotic that stays in the gut, showed sustained relief during the two weeks they took the drug and during the 10-week follow-up period.

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  • "Potential generic competitors would find it challenging to demonstrate bioequivalence to a nonabsorbable drug," he says.


  • More than 1,200 patients participated in the Phase III, double-blind, multi-center studies of rifaximin, a nonabsorbable antibiotic that stays in the gut and is currently FDA-approved to treat traveler's diarrhea and hepatic encephalopathy.

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  • Slide 21: Operative Technique: Conventional Abdominal Approach • Hill suture plication: 3 interrupted nonabsorbable sutures between lesser curve of the stomach and preaortic fascia • Stamm gastrostomy: 2 functions 1.

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  • Carry out nerve anastomosis under a microscope, using 8-0 nonabsorbable sutures in

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  • "A controlled trial in intensive care units of selective decontamination of the digestive tract with nonabsorbable antibiotics.

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