from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A statin, C24H36O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
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- n. A statin that inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol
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- n. an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate
lo-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)