a drug, C 24 H 36 O 8 , that reduces the levels of fats in the blood by altering the enzyme activity in the liver that produces lipids.

1985–90; of undetermined orig.

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lovastatin lo·va·stat·in (lō'və-stāt'n)
A cholesterol-lowering agent isolated from a strain of Aspergillus terreus. Also called mevinolin.

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