simvastatin definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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A statin, C 25H38O5, that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
Origin: sim- (perhaps alteration of syn-, pref. indicating attachment on the same side of the plane as a double bond; see syn-) + -vastatin, statin suff.; see pravastatin.
simvastatin - Medical Definition
A statin drug derived from the mold Aspergillus terreus, used to treat hyperlipidemia.