Definition of simvastatin
: a semisynthetic drug C25H38O5 that decreases the level of cholesterol in the bloodstream and is derived from a compound produced by a mold (Aspergillus terreus)
Origin of simvastatin
sim- (probably alteration of synthetic) + lovastatin
First Known Use: 1987
Medical Definition of simvastatin
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