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View in Spanish: Mevacor

Mevacor (MEV-uh-kor)
A drug used to lower the amount of cholesterol in the blood. It is also being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Mevacor is a type of HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor (statin). Also called lovastatin.

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