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A statin drug, C24H36O5, 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.
[lo-, of unknown origin + -vastatin, statin suffix; see pravastatin.]
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(Pharmacology) a drug, of the statin class, used to reduce cholesterol. Formula: C24H36O5
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lo•va•stat•in(ˌloʊ vəˈstæt n)
a drug that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.
[1985–90; of undetermined orig.]
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|Noun||1.||lovastatin - an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate|
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