hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor. A substance that blocks an enzyme needed by the body to make cholesterol and lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor drugs are called statins. Also called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.

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