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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.
- (endocrinology) An inhibiting hormone; a hormone that is involved primarily in inhibiting the release of another hormone.
any of a class of drugs