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(stăt′ĭm) [L.] ABBR: stat. Immediately; at once.


(stat′ĭn) [-stat + -in] Any of the drugs of the class known as 3-hydroxy-3-methylglutaryl coenzyme A (HMG CoA) reductase inhibitors. These drugs have powerful lipid-lowering properties. The names of drugs in this class all end in -statin, e.g., atorvastatin, pravastatin, rosuvastatin, and simvastatin. Drugs from this class reduce the risk of myocardial infarction and stroke. SYN: HMG CoA enzyme inhibitor.

image Many statins are metabolized by the cytochrome P450 3A4 isoenzyme of the liver. Drugs that block CYP3A4 (an isoenzyme form of the cytochrome P450 system) enzyme activity, such as erythromycin, clarithromycin, and some agents used to treat HIV infection or hepatitis, may cause muscle and kidney damage when taken with statins.


(stā′shŏn) [L. statio, standing, standing still, place, position] 1. The manner of standing. 2. A stopping place. 3. In obstetrics, the relationship in centimeters between the presenting part and the level of the ischial spines. SEE: forceps.

aid s. A temporary or portable health care facility used in the military or at public gatherings or events to assess, stabilize, and triage the sick or the injured.

base s. A local or regional command and control center for emergency medical services.

dressing s. A temporary station for soldiers wounded during combat.

rest s. A temporary relief station for the sick on a military road or railway.


(stā′shŭn-ĕr-ē) [L. stationarius, belonging to a station] Remaining in a fixed condition.

stationary phase bacteria, stationaryphase bacteria

The stage in the life of a bacterial colony when the number of organisms in the colony is not increasing. SEE: exponential phase bacteria.

statistical reasoning

Reasoning from combinations of data to arrive at conclusions about what is true, false, likely, or improbable.

statistical significance

The likelihood that the results of a study are accurate, true, and valid, and unlikely to be the result of randomness or a fluke; numerical meaningfulness.


(stă-tis′tiks) [L. statisticus, pert. to a status] The systematic collection, organization, analysis, and interpretation of numerical data pert. to any subject. statistical (-tis′tĭ-kăl), adj.

medical s. Statistics pert. to medical sciences, esp. data pert. to human disease.

morbidity s. Statistics that enumerate the extent, frequency, or severity of disease in a community.

parametric s. The class of statistics based on the assumption that the samples measured are from normally distributed populations.

population s. Vital s.

vital s. Statistics relating to ...

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