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[stat-n] /ˈstæt n/
noun, Pharmacology.
any of a class of drugs that reduce the levels of lipids in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids: used in the prevention and treatment of heart disease. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • I wuz only statin' the solemn facts and truth of the matter.

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  • I'd want references from the folks he'd worked for, statin' that he was honest and capable and all that.

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  • Meanwhile Miss Leroy gets around to statin' the real reason why we're bein' honored.

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  • Three or four times he seems to be just on the point of statin' it to me but never can quite get a start.

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British Dictionary definitions for statin


any of a class of drugs, including atorvastatin and simvastatin, that lower the levels of low-density lipoproteins in the blood by inhibiting the activity of an enzyme involved in the production of cholesterol in the liver
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statin in Medicine

statin stat·in (stāt'n)
Any of a class of drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels by inhibiting a key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
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statin in Science
Any of a class of drugs that inhibit a key enzyme involved in the synthesis of cholesterol and promote receptor binding of LDL-cholesterol, resulting in decreased levels of serum cholesterol and LDL-cholesterol and increased levels of HDL-cholesterol.
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