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.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "inhibidor de la HMG-CoA reductasa"

Sustancia que bloquea una enzima necesaria para que el cuerpo produzca colesterol y disminuye la cantidad de colesterol en la sangre. Los inhibidores de la HMG-CoA reductasa se llaman estatinas. TambiƩn se llama inhibidor de la hidroximetilglutaril-coenzima A reductasa.