from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a class of lipid-lowering drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels by inhibiting a key enzyme involved in the biosynthesis of cholesterol.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Any of a class of drugs (chiefly lactones or pyrroles) that lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood by inhibiting an enzyme involved in its biosynthesis.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase
From the names of such lipid-lowering drugs as (prava)statin.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From the suffix -statin, from terms such as lovastatin and simvastatin. (Wiktionary)