anticholesterol

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adjective an·ti·cho·les·ter·ol \ ˌan-tē-kə-ˈles-tə-ˌrōl , -ˌrȯl , ˌan-tī- \

Definition of anticholesterol

:tending to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood
  • Most of the anticholesterol drugs known as statins … suppress cholesterol production in the liver, our richest source of cholesterol.
  • —Tom Valeo

First Known Use of anticholesterol

1951


Medical Dictionary

anticholesterol

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adjective an·ti·cho·les·ter·ol \ -kə-ˈles-tə-ˌrōl, -ˌrȯl \

medical Definition of anticholesterol

:tending to reduce the level of cholesterol in the blood
  • anticholesterol drugs

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