January 2005
Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary;2005, p2066
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The article presents a definition of the term "statins." It refers to a drug having powerful lipid-lowering properties belonging to the class 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMGCoA) reductase inhibitors.


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