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View in Spanish: Inhibidor de la HMG-CoA reductasa

HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (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.



 
 
Source: National Cancer Institute Dictionary of Cancer Terms, available at www.cancer.gov/dictionary.