Statin Definition

stătn
statins
noun
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.
Webster's New World
Synonyms:
  • statin drug
  • lipid-lowering medication
  • lipid-lowering medicine
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suffix
Used to form the names of statin drugs.
Wiktionary
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Other Word Forms of Statin

Noun

Singular:
statin
Plural:
statins

Origin of Statin

  • From the suffix -statin, from terms such as lovastatin and simvastatin.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the names of such lipid-lowering drugs as pravastatin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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