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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms

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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms



Zocor  listen  (ZOH-kor)

  A drug used to lower the amount of cholesterol and other harmful substances in the blood, such as triglycerides. It is also being studied in the treatment of cancer and other conditions. Zocor blocks an enzyme that helps make cholesterol in the body. It is a type of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor and a type of statin. Also called simvastatin.