cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor


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cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitor

Any drug that inhibits the transfer of cholesteryl esters from high-density lipoproteins (HDLs) to other lipoproteins. Drugs from this class increase HDL levels, potentially improving the lipid profiles of patients and decreasing their risk of atherosclerosis.
See also: inhibitor
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It will not be until the completion of combination trials using statin plus niacin analogs and statin plus cholesteryl ester transfer protein inhibitors vs statin alone by 2012-2014 that we will have a better idea as to how to treat 2 other independent CHD risk factors: low HDL cholesterol and increased lipoprotein or Lp(a).