Definition of statin in English:

statin

noun

Medicine
  • Any of a group of drugs which act to reduce levels of cholesterol in the blood.

    • ‘Use of aspirin and statins lowers C-reactive protein levels, but so does weight loss.’
    • ‘Some of the patients in each group were also treated with a statin to lower blood cholesterol.’
    • ‘With reduced levels of cholesterol, statins also inhibit the synthesis of bile acids.’
    • ‘The current stars in this field are the cholesterol-lowering drugs known as statins.’
    • ‘Health chiefs say that the level of cholesterol lowering drugs, statins, prescribed by GPs, has exceeded predicted levels.’

Origin

1980s: from stat- as in -stat + -in.

Pronunciation

statin

/ˈstatɪn/