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simvastatin

[ sim-vuh-stat-n, sim-vuh-stat-n ]
/ ˌsɪm vəˈstæt n, ˈsɪm vəˌstæt n /
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noun Pharmacology.

a statin, C25H38O5, used in the prevention and treatment of heart disease.

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Origin of simvastatin

First recorded in 1985–90; sim-, possibly alteration of syn(thetic), + (lo)vastatin
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Medical definitions for simvastatin

simvastatin
[ sĭm′və-stătn ]

n.

A statin drug derived from the mold Aspergillus terreus, used to treat hyperlipidemia.
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