Hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor

What is Hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor?

Hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor meaning 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.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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