Definition of statin noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

statin

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NAmE//ˈstætn//
 
 
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a drug that people take to lower the level of cholesterol (= a substance in the body that can cause heart disease) in their blood. There are several types of statins. Statins are prescribed for patients at risk of heart disease and stroke.
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