Definition of statin in English:



  • Any of a group of drugs that act to reduce levels of fats, including triglycerides and cholesterol, in the blood.

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