Definitions for lovastatinˌloʊ vəˈstæt n

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

lo•va•stat•inˌloʊ vəˈstæt n(n.)

  1. a drug that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.

    Category: Pharmacology

Origin of lovastatin:

1985–90; of undetermined orig.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. lovastatin, Mevacor(noun)

    an oral drug (trade name Mevacor) to reduce blood cholesterol levels; used when dietary changes have proved inadequate


  1. lovastatin(Noun)

    A statin that inhibits the synthesis of cholesterol


  1. Lovastatin

    Lovastatin is a member of the drug class of statins, used in combination with diet, weight-loss, and exercise for lowering cholesterol in those with hypercholesterolemia to reduce risk of cardiovascular disease. Lovastatin is a naturally occurring drug found in food such as oyster mushrooms and red yeast rice.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Lovastatin

    A fungal metabolite isolated from cultures of Aspergillus terreus. The compound is a potent anticholesteremic agent. It inhibits 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL COA REDUCTASES), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. It also stimulates the production of low-density lipoprotein receptors in the liver.


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