NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 7,940 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor
- listen (HMG-koh-A ree-DUK-tays in-HIH-bih-ter)
- A substance that blocks an enzyme needed by the body to make cholesterol and lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood. HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor drugs are called statins. Also called hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor.