any of a class of drugs, as lovastatin, that lower the levels of LDL and cholesterol in the blood, commonly used in treating heart disease
Origin of statinprobably from -stat + -in
Any of a class of lipid-lowering drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels by inhibiting a key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
Origin of statinFrom the names of such lipid-lowering drugs as pravastatin
- Used to form the names of statin drugs