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A statin drug, C25H38O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is used to lower cholesterol (especially LDL) levels and to reduce the risk of heart attack and stroke in individuals with elevated risk.

[sim- (perhaps alteration of syn-, pref. indicating attachment on the same side of the plane as a double bond; see syn-) + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]
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Noun1.simvastatin - an oral lipid-lowering medicine (trade name Zocor) administered to reduce blood cholesterol levels; recommended after heart attacks
lipid-lowering medication, lipid-lowering medicine, statin, statin drug - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase


n simvastatina
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In a recent independent study, Lipex SheaLight (INCI EU: Shea butter ethyl esters) and Lipex L'sens (INCI EU: Soybean glycerides (and) butyrospennum parkii butter unsaponifiables), alone and in combination, were shown to outperform both synthetic and placebo benchmarks in reducing wet combing force reduction, making them an excellent choice for formulating rinse-off conclitioners for textured hair.
Made from high-quality, locally grown rapeseed oil, using mild and efficient processes with lower greenhouse gas emissions and environmental impact than those used for synthetic emollients, Lipex Bassol C (INCI name: Olus oil or Canola oil) with its long-term lubricity makes an excellent alternative to low-spreading mineral oils.