- 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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Examples from the Web for statin
Yet another important barrier to addressing this issue is the implication for statin sales.The AHA’s Absurd Saturated Fat Obsession
Dr. Barbara H. Roberts
June 3, 2014
People with high cholesterol try statin after statin before finding the one that will work—if they ever do.My New Pal Rush
August 14, 2009
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.Torchy, Private Sec.
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
Meanwhile Miss Leroy gets around to statin' the real reason why we're bein' honored.The House of Torchy
- 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
- 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.
- 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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