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Simvastatin

"Simvastatin" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A derivative of LOVASTATIN and potent competitive inhibitor of 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A reductase (HYDROXYMETHYLGLUTARYL COA REDUCTASES), which is the rate-limiting enzyme in cholesterol biosynthesis. It may also interfere with steroid hormone production. Due to the induction of hepatic LDL RECEPTORS, it increases breakdown of LDL CHOLESTEROL.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Simvastatin" by people in this website by year, and whether "Simvastatin" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 45 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 5 publications in 2005
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