Definition of statin in English:

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statin

Pronunciation: /ˈstatn/

noun

Medicine
Any of a group of drugs that act to reduce levels of fats, including triglycerides and cholesterol, in the blood.
Example sentences
  • With reduced levels of cholesterol, statins also inhibit the synthesis of bile acids.
  • Some of the patients in each group were also treated with a statin to lower blood cholesterol.
  • Use of aspirin and statins lowers C-reactive protein levels, but so does weight loss.

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Syllabification: stat·in

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