Definition of lovastatin
: a drug C24H36O8 that decreases the level of cholesterol in the bloodstream
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In 2014, the federal agency warned one red yeast rice producer that its supplement contained too much lovastatin, and so could not be sold as a supplement.
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Origin and Etymology of lovastatin
probably from International Scientific Vocabulary mevalonic acid, a carboxylic acid, C6H12O4 (from methyl + valeric + -onic — as in gluconic acid) + mevastatin, a fungal metabolite structurally similar to lovastatin, from mevalonic + -stat + 1-in
First Known Use: 1987See Words from the same year
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