Inhibitor of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase. Definition

Medical Definition: Inhibitor of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase

A substance that blocks an enzyme the body needs to make cholesterol and lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Inhibitors of hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitors called statins. Also called HMG-CoA reductase.

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