NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms
The NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms features 8,044 terms related to cancer and medicine.
- hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor
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- A substance that blocks an enzyme needed by the body to make cholesterol and lowers the amount of cholesterol in the blood. Hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor drugs are called statins. Also called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.