See also: -statin
statin (plural statins)
- (pharmacology) Any of a class of drugs (chiefly lactones or pyrroles) that lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood by inhibiting an enzyme involved in its biosynthesis.
- 2020 September 21, Jane E. Brody, “For Older People, Reassuring News in the Statin Debate”, in New York Times:
- Among the latest are reports of the ability of several leading statins to reduce deaths from common cancers and blunt the decline of memory with age.
- (endocrinology) An inhibiting hormone; a hormone that is involved primarily in inhibiting the release of another hormone.
any of a class of drugs