statin
noun Etymology: from -statin (as in lovastatin) Date: 1986 any of a group of drugs (as lovastatin and simvastatin) that inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol and promote the production of LDL-binding receptors in the liver resulting in a usually marked decrease in the level of LDL and a modest increase in the level of HDL circulating in blood plasma

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  • statin — [stat′ n] n. any of a class of drugs, as lovastatin, that lower the levels of LDL and cholesterol in the blood, commonly used in treating heart disease * * * stat·in (stătʹn) n. Any of a class of lipid lowering drugs that reduce serum cholesterol …   Universalium

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  • Statin — This article is about the group of cholesterol lowering drugs. For the amino acid, see Statine. Lovastatin, a compound isolated from Aspergillus terreus, was the first statin to be marketed. Statins (or HMG CoA reductase inhibitors) are a class… …   Wikipedia

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  • statin — UK [ˈstætɪn] / US noun [countable] Word forms statin : singular statin plural statins medical a drug that is used to reduce the amount of cholesterol in the blood …   English dictionary

  • -statin — sta|tin [↑ Statin] 1) Grundwort in von der WHO empfohlenen Freinamen von ↑ Lipidsenkern, die die Biogenese des Cholesterins blockieren, indem sie die enzymatische Mevalonsäure Synthese hemmen, z. B. Lova , Simva , Prava , Fluvastatin; 2)… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • statin — Any of a group of drugs that lower the amount of cholesterol and certain fats in the blood. Statins inhibit a key enzyme that helps make cholesterol. Statin drugs are being studied in the prevention and treatment of cancer …   English dictionary of cancer terms

  • statin — noun a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG CoA reductase • Syn: ↑lipid lowering medicine, ↑lipid lowering medication, ↑statin drug • Hypernyms: ↑medicine, ↑medication, ↑medicament, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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