lipid-lowering
lipid-lowering lipid-lowering a. (Med.) Serving to reduce the concentration of lipid, such as cholesterol, in the blood; -- of medications, such as {Mevinolin}, that are used especially to reduce blood cholesterol, as a preventive measure against heart disease. [PJC]

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