Simvastatin meaning

sĭm'və-stăt'n
A statin, C25 H38 O5 , that blocks the body's synthesis of cholesterol and is administered especially to individuals at risk for heart disease.
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A statin drug, C25 H38 O5 , 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.
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A hypolipidemic drug used to control hypercholesterolemia and to prevent cardiovascular disease.
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Origin of simvastatin

  • sim- (perhaps alteration of syn- pref. indicating attachment on the same side of the plane as a double bond syn–) -vastatin statin suff. pravastatin
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition