[ loh-vuh-stat-n ]
/ ˌloʊ vəˈstæt n /
a drug, C24H36O8, that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.
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Origin of lovastatin
First recorded in 1985–90; a pharmaceutical coinage
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Medical definitions for lovastatin
[ lō′və-stăt′n ]
A statin drug isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus, used to treat hyperlipidemia.
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