hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor

(hy-DROK-see-MEH-thul-GLOO-tuh-ril-koh-EN-zime 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. Hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor drugs are called statins. Also called HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "hydroxymethylglutaryl-coenzyme A reductase inhibitor"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "inhibidor de la hidroximetilglutaril-coenzima A reductasa"

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