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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
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n simvastatina
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6, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- Among patients hospitalized for acute coronary syndrome (ACS), the greatest benefit from simvastatin-ezetimibe compared with simvastatin alone to lower lipid levels was observed in those 75 years of age or older, according to a study published online July 17 in JAMA Cardiology.
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This study aimed to explore the roles of simvastatin on ox-LDL-induced ER stress and apoptosis in endothelial cells.
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Now a study has shown that the combination of ezetimibe plus simvastatin (Vytorin) reduces the risk of a future ischemic stroke in patients who had suffered a stroke prior to their ACS episode.
We recently reported protective and therapeutic effects of Crataegus aronia extracts on NAFLD in animal models (Al Humayed 2016), and here we investigated the ultrastructural changes in hepatocytes upon induction of hepatic steatosis in rats fed on a high fat diet using transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and compared the effects of Crataegus aronia and simvastatin on restoring the architecture of liver cells distorted by the disease.
UK researchers have begun a GBP6m clinical trial set to investigate the potential of simvastatin in the treatment of multiple sclerosis, Pharma Times reported on Tuesday.
Objective: To evaluate the effect of azithromycin in combination with simvastatin in the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) complicated by pulmonary arterial hypertension.
The first group is given aqua dest only, the second group is given simvastatin only, the third group is given simvastatin and soursop leaves extract, the fourth group is treated with 96% ethanol extract from 5% soursop leaves extract, the fifth group is treated with 96% ethanol extract from 15% soursop leaves extract, and the sixth group is treated with 96% ethanol extract from 25% soursop leaves extract.