Definition of statin in English:


Line breaks: sta¦tin
Pronunciation: /ˈstatɪn


  • Any of a group of drugs which act to reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood.
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    • 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.


1980s: from stat- as in -stat + -in1.

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