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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - A medicine that lowers blood cholesterol levels by inhibiting HMG-CoA reductase.

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  • Long-term statin use 'reduces risk of gallstones requiring surgery'
  • In fact, long-term statin use appears unlikely to substantially increase or decrease overall cancer risk, the researchers noted.
  • It combines a so-called statin and niacin, a B vitamin.
  • Millions of Americans take a drug known as statin type medications. for more
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