noun Pharmacology.

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. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for statin

Contemporary Examples of statin

  • Yet another important barrier to addressing this issue is the implication for statin sales.

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    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.

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    My New Pal Rush

    Lee Siegel

    August 14, 2009

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.


    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



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
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

statin in Medicine




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.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.

statin in Science



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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