(lō′və stat′in, lō′və stat′in)
- a white, crystalline powder, CHO
- a drug made of this powder, used to reduce the levels of LDL and cholesterol in the blood
See lovastatin in American Heritage Dictionary 4
A statin, C24H36O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
Origin: lo-, of unknown origin
Origin: + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin
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