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STATIN

 Dictionary entry overview: What does statin mean? 

STATIN (noun)
  The noun STATIN has 1 sense:

1. a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase

  Familiarity information: STATIN used as a noun is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


STATIN (noun)


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Meaning:

A medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

lipid-lowering medication; lipid-lowering medicine; statin; statin drug

Hypernyms ("statin" is a kind of...):

medicament; medication; medicinal drug; medicine ((medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "statin"):

atorvastatin; Lipitor (an oral drug (trade name Lipitor) that is effective in lowering triglycerides; potent in reducing LDL cholesterol because higher doses can be given)

Baycol; cerivastatin (an oral drug (trade name Baycol) to reduce blood cholesterol levels)

fluvastatin; Lescol (least expensive statin drug (trade name Lescol); usually taken orally at bedtime)

lovastatin; Mevacor (an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate)

Pravachol; pravastatin (an oral drug (trade name Pravachol) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after nonfatal heart attacks)

simvastatin; Zocor (an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks)


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