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HIV/AIDS Glossary

Statin

Synonym(s): HMG-CoA Reductase Inhibitor, Lipid-Lowering Agent

Any of a group of drugs used to lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Statins block a key liver enzyme involved in making cholesterol.

Related Term(s): Cholesterol

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