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statin

[stat-n]
noun Pharmacology.
  1. 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.
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Contemporary Examples of statin

Historical Examples of statin

  • I wuz only statin' the solemn facts and truth of the matter.

    Samantha Among the Brethren, Part 3.

    Josiah Allen's Wife (Marietta Holley)

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

    Shavings

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • "Don't be absurd," says Gilkey, statin' it quiet and matter of fact.

  • He's in the house, an' wants you to answer Mrs. Fogarty, statin' feder you'll take a month's larnin' on the flure or not.

    Fardorougha, The Miser

    William Carleton

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


British Dictionary definitions for statin

statin

noun
  1. 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

(stătn)
n.
  1. 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.
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statin in Science

statin

[stătn]
  1. 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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