statin

noun
stat·​in | \ ˈsta-tᵊn How to pronounce statin (audio) \

Definition of statin

: any of a group of drugs (such as lovastatin and simvastatin) that inhibit the synthesis of cholesterol and promote the production of LDL-binding receptors in the liver resulting in a usually marked decrease in the level of LDL and a modest increase in the level of HDL circulating in blood plasma

Examples of statin in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In people at intermediate risk, the CRP can help determine if a statin is worth taking. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 16 Mar. 2022 Put another way, treating 1,000 people with high-dose statin would be expected to cause five to 10 new cases of diabetes. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 5 Sep. 2021 Aches are just about as likely while taking a placebo pill as a statin. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 13 May 2021 Liver and kidney problems due to any statin are quite unusual. Dr. Keith Roach, oregonlive, 13 May 2021 Joe Biden/ President thought little blue pill was his statin. Washington Post, 1 Apr. 2021 The medicine, called Epanova, didn’t stand a very high likelihood of showing a benefit when combined with a statin for patients at risk of heart disease due to high levels of LDL (or bad) cholesterol, Astra said in a statement Monday. Erin Roman, Bloomberg.com, 18 May 2020 Interchangeability gives providers and pharmacists the ability to switch out therapies at their discretion, like when a pharmacist receives a script for a brand-name statin but fills and dispenses the prescription with a generic one. Sean Mcgowan, STAT, 6 Mar. 2020 Epanova didn't stand a very high likelihood of showing a benefit when combined with a statin for patients at risk of heart disease due to high levels of LDL cholesterol, Astra said Monday. Washington Post, 13 Jan. 2020 See More

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First Known Use of statin

1985, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for statin

from -statin (as in lovastatin)

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7 Apr 2022

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“Statin.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/statin. Accessed 25 May. 2022.

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statin

noun
stat·​in | \ ˈstat-ᵊn How to pronounce statin (audio) \

Medical Definition of statin

: any of a group of lipid-lowering drugs (as lovastatin and simvastatin) that function by inhibiting a liver enzyme which controls the synthesis of cholesterol and by promoting the production of LDL-binding receptors in the liver resulting in a usually marked decrease in the level of LDL and a modest increase in the level of HDL circulating in blood plasma

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