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stat·in

 (stăt′n)
n.
Any of a class of lipid-lowering drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels by inhibiting a key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.

[From the names of such lipid-lowering drugs as pravastatin.]

statin

(ˈstætɪn)
n
(Pharmacology) 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
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.statin - a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
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
medicament, medication, medicinal drug, medicine - (medicine) something that treats or prevents or alleviates the symptoms of disease
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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statin

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Dr Sarah Calaghan, Associate Professor of Cardiac Physiology at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at Leeds said: 'The idea that exercise makes statin side effects worse might be a misconception - what really matters is the intensity of exercise.
For several decades, cholesterol-lowering statin medications have been at the forefront of cardiovascular disease management, as a large body of research supports their benefits in reducing the risk of heart attack and stroke.
Dr Sarah Calaghan, associate professor in cardiac physiology from the University of Leeds said: "The idea that exercise makes statin side effects worse might be a misconception - what really matters is the intensity of exercise.
Scientists say their findings suggest why only some people experience muscle pain after taking statins. Dr Sarah Calaghan, associate professor in cardiac physiology from the University of Leeds, said: "The idea that exercise makes statin side effects worse might be a misconception.
FICTION: Statins increase your risk of developing dementia Often described as one of the greatest health challenges of our time, dementia is a cause for concern for many statin users.
FICTION: Statins increase your risk of developing dementia Often described as one of the greatest health challenges of our heart disease in on statins time, dementia is a cause for concern for many statin users.
Keywords: Statin, Alternate-day regimen, Muscle disorders, Tendon disorders, Adverse effects.
TUESDAY, July 2, 2019 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a dose-dependent relationship between statin therapy and new-onset diabetes across the duration of statin use, according to a study recently published in Diabetes Metabolism Research and Reviews.
"A number of studies have found that when people start taking statins, they're less likely to participate in other health activities, such as exercise, believing the statin is protecting them," says Dr Kendrick.
After an extensive review of the literature pertaining to statin safety and tolerability the researchers reported the compiled findings from several randomized controlled trials, in addition to observational data, where required.
Moderate-intensity statin I therapy (with pravastatin or simvastatin) doesn't prevent progression to dementia in patients at increased risk.
Matching was based on the following criteria: subject's general practitioner (GP) practice, age (within one year of the HZ patient), sex, and lack of prior statin exposure.