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lovastatin

[loh-vuh-stat-n]
noun
  1. 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; of undetermined orig.
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lovastatin in Medicine

lovastatin

(lōvə-stăt′n)
n.
  1. A statin drug isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus, used to treat hyperlipidemia.
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